How can I Start SQL Express 2008 R2 service??? - by robsindle

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ID 732933 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/23/2012 12:56:10 PM
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I just took off my old sql express and loaded Sql Express 2008 r2.  It completed successfully, and I can Run Management studio, but I can't "start sql server".  All I want to do is upsize a database and connect to it from Access (do it all the time).  However, I can't "start" the (local) sql server.  In Mgmt studio -> Database Engine -> Local server Groups -> (local), I can right-click and see "service control" but the options (start, etc) are all grayed out.
What's up??  I'm sure this is a trivial thing but it sure is annoying me.
Can someone help me out?
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Posted by Microsoft on 6/29/2012 at 1:18 PM
Based on the feedb ack provided the issues will be closed as by design.

Alex Grach [MSFT]
Posted by Phil Brammer on 3/23/2012 at 1:05 PM
This isn't a bug. Please use the MSDN forums for help:

Make sure that the service isn't disabled when looking at it in the service control panel.