Many times I feel that I have so many blogs that I must have covered all common possible error related to usage of SQL Server. But there are few easy ones which I missed. And thanks to those who take time in sending them to me that it makes a great reminder to what I have missed till date. This blog is from one of such logon failure errors that came from a DBA from one of my consulting engagements. Since the error was simple enough, I thought to respond over mail to solve the problem.
After restarting my box, SQL Service didn’t start even though it was set to start automatically. As usual, I started looking around for error messages and fond below in the event log.
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 13-May-16 5:29:37 AM
Event ID: 7000
Task Category: None
The SQL Server (SQL2014) service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not start due to a logon failure.
I know how to fix the problem, but I found that I didn’t have a blog on this error. So here are the steps.
- Get the correct password of the account which is used to run the service. Take help from your domain administrators. If you decide to reset the password, keep in mind that this account might be used at other SQL Instance and other applications also.
- Use SQL Server Configuration Manager and choose the service which is not able to start.
- Right Click and go to Properties.
- Provide correct password on the Log On tab as shown below.