I'm implementing  XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 on  my home lab and I'm getting the attached SQL error message.

LAB Description:
W2K12: DDC01,SQLExpress ,SF01( store front #1)
W2K12: SF(store front #02)
2 Win7 VMs
2 W2K8R2 VMs
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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Well it says you use SQL Express, the agent is not a part of SQL Express. So it can't start!

To fix maintenance and stuff you can use several different options.
This is a simple aproach if you don't like to code and check stuff yourself:;

Otherwise look at Ola Hallengrens solution, and fire it off using osql and windows scheduled tasks.

regards Marten
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
"W2K12: DDC01,SQLExpress ,SF01"
As mentioned above you're using SQLExpress. SQL Server Agent doesn't work with Express Edition so you'll need to decide if you want to upgrade to Standard or Enterprise Edition (any of those need licensing) or you want to keep with Express Edition and use Windows Task to schedule your SQL Jobs.

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You have another alternative for use in a home lab, that won't entail the expense of an enterprise or standard version but which will give you the agent access. Obtain a copy of SQL Server Developer Edition. Prices vary, and availability of old editions is usually very limited, but you should be able to get a copy of 2014 D.E. from Amazon for about $50.


EugeneZ ZhitomirskySQL SERVER EXPERTCommented:
just as additions to the above posts :
Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2012  - Management Tools
no sql agent for sql express-- > thus your error is "OK"


and thus you may like to have

the free SQL Server Agent replacement "Standalone SQL Agent"  by Denny Cherry
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