A. There are several reasons for this :-

  1. You are running SQL EM on a Windows 9x client. Windows 9x does not support Windows NT service control APIs. Therefore you cannot start, stop or inquire on the status of the SQL Server service.
  2. SQL Server has a different name to the NT Server.
  3. The NT userid you are logged on as does not have NT administrator privileges on the SQL Server machine you are pointed at.