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How to Configure SQL Server Agent to Restart Services Automatically

Issue
SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services automatically stop unexpectedly.

Product
Struxureware Power Monitoring 7.0.x
Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x, 8.x
ION Enterprise
ION EEM

Environment
SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

Cause
Troubleshooting possible system issues.

Resolution
You can configure SQL Server Agent to restart the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services automatically if they stop unexpectedly.
Configuring automatic restart of these services is a best practice because it may prevent a prolonged system outage if the server is
unmonitored and these services stop for some reason.

To configure automatic service restart :

1) Open the SQL Server Management Studio Management folder, right-click the SQL Server Agent entry, and select Properties.
2) On the General page, select the Auto Restart SQL Server If It Stops Unexpectedly check box.
3) Also select the Auto Restart SQL Server Agent If It Stops Unexpectedly check box.
4) Click OK.
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