Cannot start Messenger Service on VISTA to implement SQL Server Agent Job
Posted on 2010-09-08
I'm studying for my Microsoft 70-431 DBA Certification and am following the labs from their 2780B course book. I need to start the Messenger service and their instructions say:
Point to Administrative Tools
In the services console
Scroll down to the Messenger service
In the Messenger Properties (Local Computer) dialog box
On the General tab in the startup type list
Click Start to start the service
Then clock OK and close the Services Console
Unfortunately, my only notebok (needed to take to study groups) is on VISTA and I don't have the time to load XP or Windows 7. Plus, I'm using VISTA Home (I borrowed my husband's notebook), so some things either aren't there at all, or they can be difficult to find.
Is there a way to run the Messenger service on my machine and, if so, how? I've read that MS Vista doesn't have the "net send" command and instead uses msg.exe, but am clueless as to how to get everything up and running so that I can successfully send messages from SQL Server Agent.
If you know the answer, could you lay it out step by step (like the instructions above that were in my class book). This is an area that I am very weak on right now and need all the help and simple explanations I can get. Thanks in advance.