Andrew Connell

SQL 2005 Service Manager

Ironic I was just discussing this subject with one of our DBA’s earlier this week… I was a bit miffed when I realized there was no longer a SQL Service Manager in SQL 2005 like we had in SQL 2000. I had grown acustomed to having my laptop boot without the SQL service loaded to save resources. When I needed the DB to be fired up, I could just right-click the SQL Service Manager in my system tray and start the service. Once realizing “damn, it’s not there anymore” I thought about writing my own. I threw the idea on top of my “I wish I had something that did X that I’ll get around to one day, until then hopefully someone else will do it” pile. Thankfully, it’s already been removed as someone did do it: » SQLdbatips.com: SQL 2005 Service manager...

Ironic I was just discussing this subject with one of our DBA’s earlier this week…

I was a bit miffed when I realized there was no longer a SQL Service Manager in SQL 2005 like we had in SQL 2000. I had grown acustomed to having my laptop boot without the SQL service loaded to save resources. When I needed the DB to be fired up, I could just right-click the SQL Service Manager in my system tray and start the service.

Once realizing “damn, it’s not there anymore” I thought about writing my own. I threw the idea on top of my “I wish I had something that did X that I’ll get around to one day, until then hopefully someone else will do it” pile. Thankfully, it’s already been removed as someone did do it:

» SQLdbatips.com: SQL 2005 Service manager

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.