I have several SQL 2008 boxes that are exhibiting a strange problem. Whenever I do a reboot on any machine, I make sure all the services are set to 'Manual' startup. After the boxes come back up, the SQL Server Service manages to start itself.
For testing's sake, I disabled the Sql Service, set it to manual, then rebooted. It did no start up this time by itself, but when I re-enabled the service, about 1 minute later, it did automatically start.
Has anyone ever experienced this before? Is there any possible way to see what other service/app is causing SQL Service to start itself?