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How to Start and Stop SQL Server Service from a Command Prompt

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Microsoft SQL Server

Command Prompt (DOS Window)

Commands are as follows:

default instance: net stop mssqlserver
named instance: net stop mssql$instance_name
example: net stop mssql$ion

default instance: net start mssqlserver
named instance: net start mssql$instance_name
example: net start mssql$ion

1. Open a Command Prompt with administrative rights (run as administrator).
2. Type the required command.
3. Type 'Y' to proceed and press 'Enter' key.

NOTE: For the stop command, there will be a message that dependent services will stop as well.  This includes SQL Server Agent and ION (In case PME is installed on the same server as SQL Server) services.

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