MSSQL$MSFW service does not start anymore
Posted on 2010-08-26
I am running ISA Server 2006 on a Windows Server 2003. Everything seems to be working. The firewall service starts, the publishing rules works and the VPNs. I can also make changes to the ISA Server configuration. But yesterday after patching the server I recognized that this service is set to start automatic but does not run. So I tried to start it manually but it right away stops with following warning:
" The MSSQL$MSFW service on <servername> started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they hae no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.
I checked the event logs but there is nothing logged at all.
I wonder now if I should be concerned about the fact that the service does not run or is the SQL instance only being used for logging which we do not use?