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unable to start SQLEXPRESS service Win Serv 2008

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hi Guys,

 I am trying to run an application called Citrix XenDesktop 5. when i start it, there is a component (Quick Deploy) that will not start because the SQL Server service is not running. when I go to services I am not able to start it manually. I was searching and some one said that it might be related to an antivirus software/firewall which I disabled on both (VM Windows 2008 and the Host Win7) with no success.

FYI - all this I am trying to do from my Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 installed on my VMware Desktop 7. I ran out of ideas, any advice?  
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Start SQL Server Configuration Manager
Locate the SQL Server you want to start, right click and try restarting from there
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by:valdezf
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This is what I am getting......am I doing something wrong?
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Raja Jegan R earned 500 total points
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Try changing the Startup account of SQLExpress to Nt Authority\Local system or a domain account with sysadmin privilege on the local SQL Server machine and Start your SQLExpress service which should work..
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you are the man rrjegan17!! your tittle says it all. thank you very much.
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by:Raja Jegan R
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Welcome..
And glad to help you out.
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