Monday, November 19, 2012

The Remote Procedure Call Failed

I have a named instance of SQL Server where I had to do an edition upgrade from SQL Express to Standard edition. A while later I notice that the SQL Agent is not running. I go to SQL Server Configuration Manager to start the Agent. First I need to change the start mode to either manual or automatic. However, I get the error "The remote procedure call failed." I try changing the log on account to something else but I am still unable to start the Agent. I search and Google and finally find this little weird tip. Do this in the service mmc! Normally you do not want to make any changes to SQL Service related items there but for some strange reason that was the solution for me as well.

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