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Unable to start sql agent

Am running sql server 2008 on a vista ultimate machine but everytime I try to start the sql agent I get an error that the service did not respond in a timely manner and it never starts

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asked Oct 16, 2009 at 09:54 AM in Default

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What (if anything) is shown in the SQLAGENT.OUT file?

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answered Oct 16, 2009 at 04:49 PM

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Also, check the Windows Event log for service start up issue.

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answered Oct 16, 2009 at 04:50 PM

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Vista is your problem.

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answered Apr 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM

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For me it sounds like one of two things:

  1. Permissions

  2. Failed installation

Is the SQL Agent service account a member of the sysadmin server role?

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answered Apr 13, 2011 at 05:39 AM

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