Microsoft SQL Express 2008 SQL Browser Will Not Start
Posted on 2014-12-09
I'm having an issue with SQL Express 2008 R2 on Windows 7 64bit machines. The SQL Server Browser service will not start, giving the following two errors in Event Viewer. I've done any number of things to troubleshoot, including a clean boot, removing anti-virus, running a secondary scan with another anti-malware utility, completely un-installing and re-installing SQL and the instance, and more...to no avail. Can anyone help?
The SQL Server Browser service port is unavailable for listening, or invalid.
The SQL Server Browser service was unable to establish SQL instance and connectivity discovery.