How to: Start SQL Server Agent (SQL Server Configuration Manager)

SQL Server Agent can be stopped and started from SQL Server Configuration Manager.

To start the SQL Server Agent service

  1. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager.

  2. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, expand Services, and then click SQL Agent.

  3. In the results pane, right-click any instance, and then click Start.

    A green arrow on the icon next to the SQL Server Agent and on the toolbar indicates that SQL Server Agent started successfully.

  4. Click OK.

For information about how to run SQL Server Agent in verbose mode for troubleshooting, see sqlagent90 Application.