I am attempting to start SQL Server Browser through the SQL Server Configuration Manager. However, not only is the "state" of SQL Server Browser
stopped, but the options to
Restart are all disabled (both in the right-click context menu, and through the Properties dialog).
(Also, in the Properties dialog, I have attempted all 3 options for "built-in account": Local System, Local Service, and Network Service. I have also attempted "This Account" with various options. In all cases, the functionality remains disabled.)
I initially thought it might be a port issue. Apparently, SQL Server Browser uses Port 1434. However, using a program called CurrPorts, I find that Port 1434 is not being used by any program.
Can anyone help?