Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections (Service) - Database Engine

The Database Engine Windows service is installed only if an instance of the Database Engine is installed. Use this dialog to change service settings for the instance.

Service name

The name of the service.

Display name

The name that appears in the Name column in the Microsoft Windows Services panel.


The service description, which also appears in the Description column of the Windows services panel.

Startup type

Use to configure how the service starts.

Automatic specifies that the service starts when the system starts.

Manual specifies that a user or dependent service can start the service, and that the service does not start when the system starts.

Disabled prevents the service from being started by the system, a user, or any dependent service.

Service status

Shows the status of the service.

Start button

Starts the service.

Stop button

Stops the service.

Pause button

Pauses the service.

Resume button

Resumes the paused service.

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