Posted on 2006-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
My MSSQLSERVER is refusing to start - I'm getting event ID 7000. I did some research on and they inidcate it is due to a bad path in the service.

Does anyone know the rigth path?

Right now it is set to D:\program files\MSSQL\BINN\sqlservr.exe


Question by:ainselyb
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    It could be installed wherever you want it!...but the above path looks a bit dodgy! (ish). My path is:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\bin\sqlserver.exe


    cd "C:\Program Files"

    etc and see how far down the directory tree you can go. Then dir to find the next directory or the binary name.


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    Check the service account.

    Start > Run > Services.msc

    Check the credentials the sql server service is using to start and make sure that account has priveleges on your path:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\bin\sqlserver.exe"

    may change the credentials to administrator just to test it but don't leave it that way.

    if it starts, that's your problem. create a sql service account with adequate permissions

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