Software Developer, Researcher, Writer

When trying to start my server in SQL Server Configuration Manager as usual, I got the message:
“The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs for details.”

I couldn’t consult the log because no log was generated today.

So, the solution was a bit embarrassing. I removed the password from my logon this morning. Apparently, SQL Server doesn’t like Windows logons with no passwords.
Once I added a password again, and typed it into the properties for the SQLExpress server, everything went back to normal. Phew.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Picture of Ita Ryan

Ita Ryan

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop


I only send out an email when I publish something new, have a big event coming up, or publish in a new format. So if you sign up to my mailing list you might get one or two mails close together occasionally, but then nothing for months.

I take my readers' privacy very seriously, and will never pass on your email address - Ita