SQL Server – Restart is the only solution. Well, sometimes…

Yes, restart is the only solution sometimes. And pictures are speaking a thousand words here…


SSMS has been keeping very busy lately, for hours !


Object Explorer does not recognize Start, Stop, etc – for the time being !



SSMS runs out of steam, tired of being busy, though there is enough available memory on the box.


Last but the not the least: Configuration Manager’s TRY/CATCH comes into play.

Services.msc? same as Object Explorer: cant start, stop or pause SQL service.
Solution: Start -> Restart !




About Amit Bansal

Amit Bansal is always brainstorming around SQL Server. Despite working with SQL since 1997, he is amazed that he keeps learning new things every single day. SQL Server is AB's first love, and his wife does not mind that. He tries to share as much and spreads the SQL goodness. Internals and Performance Tuning excites him, and also gives him sleepless nights at times, simply because he is not a genius, but quite a hard worker and does not give up. It has been a long and exciting journey since 1997, you can read here: http://sqlmaestros.com/amit-bansal/ He is on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/A_Bansal

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