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I want to know where to see SQL Server start/stop logs for each instances and SQL Server agent/job start/stop logs? I am developing some tools to monitor SQL Server status. I am using SQL Server 2008 Enterprise.

thanks in advance, George

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You will find all of the SQL Server activities in the Application Event Log.

You can find this by going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Application, and looking for "MSSQLSERVER", or "MSSQL$INSTANCENAME" in the "Source"

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Thanks! Question answered! – George2 Sep 23 '09 at 7:43

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