Restart SQL Services

Restart SQL Services

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Restart SQL Services

SQL Server services may need to be restarted for various reasons, including:

  1. Configuration changes: When you make changes to the SQL Server configuration settings, such as changing memory allocation, network settings, or security configurations, you may need to restart the SQL Server services for the changes to take effect.

  2. Software updates: When you install software updates for SQL Server, such as service packs, cumulative updates, or hotfixes, you may need to restart the SQL Server services to complete the installation.

  3. Performance issues: If the SQL Server services are not responding or are experiencing performance issues, restarting the services may help to resolve the problem.

  4. Maintenance activities: You may need to restart the SQL Server services as part of regular maintenance activities, such as backups, restores, or database maintenance.

  5. Security issues: If you suspect that the SQL Server services may have been compromised or that there is a security breach, restarting the services may help to mitigate the risk.

It is important to note that restarting the SQL Server services can cause temporary service interruptions and may impact any applications or services that rely on the SQL Server. As a best practice, it is recommended to schedule SQL Server service restarts during off-hours or during maintenance windows to minimize disruption to users. You may also close the applications for the time you restart services.

Steps to restart services

1. Type services in the Windows search bar and click ‘Open’

2. Look for the SQL Server [Intance name for Webgility], Right-click on ‘SQL Server [Instance name for Webgility]’, and click Restart. Similarly, right-click on the services for ‘SQL Server Browser’ and restart the services as mentioned above.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any further issues or questions.

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