Installing SNMP on a Windows 2003 SP2 server with SQL Server installed
The following services are automatically stopped without any notification to the user.
- Microsoft SQL Server service (MSSQLSERVER)
- SQL Server Agent (SQLSERVERAGENT)
These service are NOT restarted automatically.
If you downgrade to SP1 or are using any other O/S this does not happen.
This “feature” does not appear to have been advertised by Microsoft upon release of SP2 for Windows 2003.