Unable to start MSSQL Server: Server TCP provider failed to listen on [ 'any' <ipv6> 1433]. Tcp port is already in use

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2016-11-16 13:19:24 UTC

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2017-08-11 09:04:36 UTC

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Unable to start MSSQL Server: Server TCP provider failed to listen on [ 'any' <ipv6> 1433]. Tcp port is already in use

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows

Symptoms

Unable to start MSSQL SERVER2012 , following error can be found in Event Viewer :

Server TCP provider failed to listen on [ 'any' <ipv6> 1433]. Tcp port is already in use.

Cause

Another MSSQL server uses TCP port 1433.

Resolution

According to below article for MSSQL SERVER2012 change TCP port from 1433 to another one, for example 49602.

Configure a Server to Listen on a Specific TCP Port .

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