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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Unanswered: SQL AGENT issue due to domain change

    hi guys, i just recently had our servers attached to a new domain. previously they were not on any domain. the server A is a domain controler itself.

    the problem is that now i cant start my sql server agent. it gives this error.

    SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: Unable to connect to server '(local)'; SQLServerAgent cannot start).

    previously I was using administrator account to start my services but now i am using the domain account.

    can someone please advise me on this.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    on the wrong server
    Provided Answers: 6
    oh so your machine name changed. you may have to reinstall over the exisiting install.

    if that does not work, check that the sql service and sql agent service are using the domain account as the startup account under services. make sure that machine was logged in under that account. if that do not work try adding that domain account as a local admin. not the prettiest solution but it should get you running.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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