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LocalDBStopInstance Function

Stops the specified SQL Server Express LocalDB instance from running.

Header file: sqlncli.h

HRESULT LocalDBStopInstance(
           PCWSTR pInstanceName,
           DWORD dwFlags, 
           ULONG ulTimeout 
);

pInstanceName

[Input] The name of the LocalDB instance to stop.

dwFlags

[Input] One or a combination of the flag values specifying the way to stop the instance.

Available flags:

LOCALDB_SHUTDOWN_KILL_PROCESS

Shut down immediately using the kill process operating system command.

LOCALDB_SHUTDOWN_WITH_NOWAIT

Shut down using the WITH NOWAIT option Transact-SQL command.

If none of the flags is set, the LocalDB instance will be shut down using the SHUTDOWN Transact-SQL command. If both flags are set, the LOCALDB_SHUTDOWN_KILL_PROCESS flag takes precedence.

ulTimeout

[Input] The time in seconds to wait for this operation to complete. If this value is 0, this function will return immediately without waiting for the LocalDB instance to stop.

S_OK

The function succeeded.

LOCALDB_ERROR_NOT_INSTALLED

SQL Server Express LocalDB is not installed on the computer.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER

One or more specified input parameters are invalid.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INVALID_INSTANCE_NAME

The specified instance name is invalid.

LOCALDB_ERROR_UNKNOWN_INSTANCE

The instance does not exist.

LOCALDB_ERROR_WAIT_TIMEOUT

A time-out occurred while trying to acquire the synchronization locks.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INSTANCE_STOP_FAILED

The stop operation failed to complete within the given time.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INSTANCE_FOLDER_PATH_TOO_LONG

The path where the instance should be stored is longer than MAX_PATH.

LOCALDB_ERROR_CANNOT_GET_USER_PROFILE_FOLDER

A user profile folder cannot be retrieved.

LOCALDB_ERROR_CANNOT_ACCESS_INSTANCE_FOLDER

An instance folder cannot be accessed.

LOCALDB_ERROR_CANNOT_ACCESS_INSTANCE_REGISTRY

An instance registry cannot be accessed.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INSTANCE_CONFIGURATION_CORRUPT

An instance configuration is corrupted.

LOCALDB_ERROR_CALLER_IS_NOT_OWNER

API caller is not LocalDB instance owner.

LOCALDB_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR

An unexpected error occurred. See the event log for details.

For a code sample that uses LocalDB API, see SQL Server Express LocalDB Reference.

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