MSSQL cannot start

Created:

2017-05-31 15:07:04 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 17:31:21 UTC

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MSSQL cannot start

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows

Symptoms

  1. MSSQL service cannot start nor through Plesk Tools & Settings > Services Management , nor through Windows > Services .

  2. Application section in the Event Viewer contains the following error:

    The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service terminated with the following service-specific error: %%17051

  3. Administrative Events section in the Event Viewer contains the following error:

    SQL Server Evaluation period has expired.

Cause

MSSQL was installed without the license key, and its Evaluation Period of 180 days has ended.

Resolution

Get a product key for the MSSQL and activate it.

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