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How to: Stop an Instance of SQL Server (sqlservr.exe)

If started from the command prompt, sqlservr.exe must be stopped from the command prompt.

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If the Database Engine was not started from the command prompt, see How to: Stop an Instance of SQL Server (SQL Server Configuration Manager),

To stop an instance of SQL Server from the command prompt

  • Press CTRL+BREAK or close the command window.

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