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How to: Start an Instance of Notification Services (Command Prompt)

SQL Server 2005

Each instance of Notification Services has an engine on each server that runs a hosted event provider, generator, or distributor. Typically, the NS$instanceName Microsoft Windows service runs the Notification Services engine. One way to start a Windows service is by using Windows Server services commands.

This procedure does not apply to clusters. On a cluster, you must use Cluster Administrator to start the Generic Service that is configured to run the instance's Windows service.

  • At the command prompt, type the following command:

    net start NS$ instanceName

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