Why SQLServr

By brian ·
We have a PC running XP which is also running SQLServr that is consuming a vast amount of memory. We don't know why it is running SQLServr as the only time it accesses and updates our db is via the Internet, not via our local wireless network.

May I ask would we have problems if we turned off SQLServr, and if not, how do we do it?

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Just uninstall the application

by robo_dev In reply to Why SQLServr


You can go into Control panel >administrative tools > services and find/stop the Microsoft SQL server service.

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And, if you notice any problems...

by TobiF In reply to Just uninstall the applic ...

If something you notice that something stops working when you disable the server, then you got your answer to the first question, and may turn it back on, if you desire. :)

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Thanks robo_dev

by brian In reply to Just uninstall the applic ...

There are four SQLServr applications running:
2. SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER)
3. SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER)
4. SQL Server VSS Writer.
We were able to pause 1 and 3 above but not 2 and 4.
May I ask what would be the implications of stopping the processes? Would they start up again at next boot up? Although 2 and 4 above could not be paused, could they therefore be stopped?

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RE: could they therefore be stopped?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thanks robo_dev

Yes they can be stopped though you may have to remove them in Safe Mode.

Also stopping them the way listed above will only keep them stopped till the next reboot. But to check if this is necessary have you thought of turning off the entire system and seeing what doesn't work?

It really sounds as if these services are running and doing something here.


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