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Instance.Disable Method

Sets the state of the instance to Disabled.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Nmo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public void Disable ()
public void Disable ()
public function Disable ()

When you create an instance of Notification Services, the instance and all of its components are disabled.

Disabling an instance of Notification Services prevents all event collection, notification generation, notification distribution, and subscription management. You can disable the instance to pause processing. You must disable the instance before you update it.

The Notification Services engine queries the database for the status of its components every 30 seconds. Until the engine picks up the status change, engine components show a status of Disable Pending.

The following examples show how to disable, unregister, and drop an instance of Notification Services:

// First disable the instance.
Console.WriteLine("Disabling instance...");

// Then unregister the instance.
Console.WriteLine("Unregistering instance...");

// And then delete the instance.
Console.WriteLine("Deleting instance...");


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms