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How to start the default instance of SQL Server (Command Prompt)

SQL Server 2000

How to start the default instance of SQL Server (Command Prompt)

To start the default instance of SQL Server from a command prompt

  • From a command prompt, enter:

    sqlservr.exe -c

    Note  You must switch to the appropriate directory (for the instance of Microsoft® SQL Server™ you want to start) in the command window before starting sqlservr.exe.

See Also

Starting SQL Server Manually

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