Start and Stop SQL Server Using a Script

November 4, 2017

This is a simple CMD script that will start or stop SQL Server. SQL Server can be a memory and processor hog so I usually set my SQL Server startup to Manual and use the script to toggle its running state. You will need to run the script as administrator.

echo off

for /F "tokens=3 delims=: " %%H in ('sc query "MSSQLSERVER" ^| findstr "        STATE"') do (
  if /I "%%H" NEQ "RUNNING" (   
   net start MSSQLSERVER
  if /I "%%H" NEQ "STOPPED" (   
   net stop MSSQLSERVER


Hopefully this will be helpful to others…

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