SQL Server Agent starts and then stops



    SQL Server 2005 installed on Windows Vista Ultimate

    When I try to start the agent, it return with the message that the service started and then stopped.  On investigation I found that the Windows Event Log service won't start, returning the error:

    "error 4201: the instance name passed was not recognized as valid by a WMI
    data provider"

    (I have posted this on Windows Vista forums but had no response).

    Thanks for your help


    Saturday, January 13, 2007 4:21 AM

All replies

  • Try again, first uninstall then install again. Sounds like a corrupted installation.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:47 PM
  • Hello,


    Could you simply tell me why it's a corrupt install, i have same issue on event log service, i've just reinstall Vista Business...why no errors and no message from installer...I don't understand why is a corrupt install...of what???




    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 8:53 AM