When starting my VM with windows server 2012 R2 which is my SQL-server, I get the following error: enter image description here

My SQL-server service won't run if I start it or if it gets started automaticly.

What I have done so far:

  • Ran C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe, but there was nothing special in the errorlog.

  • Tried to start the service in the SQL Server Configuration Manager. I couldn't even open the application. I got an error: enter image description here

    • To solve this error I ran the following command in the cmd:

mofcomp "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"

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The error above is what I got when I tried starting the SQL-server service. The logfiles in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log aren't that interesting. Except for the SQL Server Profiler log which is having red text: enter image description here

I wonder what I could do next. The WMI service is running.


I went to the system windows logs in the event viewer: enter image description here

And I instantly knew what was wrong. I changed my password recently, because it expired. So I opened SQL Server Configuraton Manager and changed my password there as well: enter image description here

Again I tried starting the SQL-server service in the server manager and this time it started.

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