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How to: Restart the SQL Server Agent Service (SQL Server Management Studio)
5 December 2005
SQL Server Agent can be stopped and started quickly from SQL Server Management Studio.
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.
A green arrow on the icon next to the SQL Server Agent node indicates that the service restarted successfully.