Starting MS SQL Server 2000 from VB.NET application?

Posted on 2004-10-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I want to start the MS SQL Server from my VB.NET application. By starting i mean like if i first open the servers SERVIVE MANAGER TOOL and then starting the server by the RUN button.
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frodoman earned 125 total points
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shell ("net start mssqlserver",AppWinStyle.Hide,False)

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cavehop earned 125 total points
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If you are running the VB.NET application on the server, then you can use the Shell command to start and stop the service.  For example:

Dim intProcID As Integer
intProcID = Shell("net start mssqlserver", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)

If you want to make sure that the command is completed before continuing in your code:
intProcID = Shell("net start mssqlserver", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus, True)

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You can use the Interop of SQLDMO to manage and control the servers:

Check out this URL:


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All three answers, frodoman's, deepaknet's, and mine, are effective solutions to the problem (frodoman's and mine are substantially the same, though he beat me to the punch by a few minutes).

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I agree - recommend split frodoman / cavehop


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