How to: Restart the SQL Server Agent Service (SQL Server Management Studio)

New: 5 December 2005

SQL Server Agent can be stopped and started quickly from SQL Server Management Studio.

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click SQL Server Agent, and then click Restart.

    A message box asks whether you are sure you want to restart the SQL Server Agent service.

  2. Click Yes.

    A green arrow on the icon next to the SQL Server Agent node indicates that the service restarted successfully.