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SQL Server Agent failed to start


SQL Server Agent failed to start

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Hi All,

Thanks for your responses.

We update the passwords manually using scripts..


Changed password and tried again, but failed with the below error like:

The SQL Server Agent (XXX) serice failed to start due to the following error.

Event ID : 7000

the service did not respond tp start or control request in a timely fashion



any more suggestions please....

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All username and password changes for the service accounts bound to SQL server services must be updated via SQL server configuration manager!

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Thanks for your suggestion.

I have already done the same , the rest of the instances are working fine with same accounts and processes done.

also followed the article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322140




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- Win. (8/17/2010)
Hi Rohit,

Tested all the things with accounts and permissions. Still no use...

Its throwing the same error.



- Win.


Have you tried with giving this account local admin rights to this server???
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Hi Win.

Did you check the entries in <Installation Dir$>\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\LOG\SQLAGENT.OUT ?? It should contain the related error message.

Hope this helps. :-)

-Sujeet



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Tried to open the SQLAGENT log file, but throws an error as being used by another process..

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Win,

Did you try rebooting the system? Because normally you should be able to open this file always even if SQL Server Agent is started. if you have not rebooted it once, try to reboot in off peak hours if possible ;-)


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I think this could be one of the reason that you are not able to start the sql server agent. Because every timne SQL Server agent starts it writes the entries in this file. Now if this file is being used by some other process which is not leting the sql server agent to use it for writing, SQL server agent may fail to start. Think so....Cool


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Hey Win,

So were you able to start the sql server agent ?


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I have a similar problem on 1 of the servers i check ... any updates on your issue?

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