I Can’t Start SQL Server Browser – FIX

Recently a developer approached me at work and said, “I Can’t Start SQL Server Browser”

So, I logged into SQL Server Configuration Manager and saw that SQL Server Browser was stopped / off. When I right-clicked the SQL Server Browser to turn it on, I got this:

SQL Server Browser SQL Configuration Manager Nothing

No Start, no Stop…nothing. I clicked on Properties, clicked on the Service Tab and choose Automatic. (See screenshot below)

SQL Server Browser SQL Configuration Manager services Tab

Click Apply and OK. Now when I right click the SQL Server Browser I get all options (see screenshot below).

SQL Server Browser SQL Configuration Manager Start

Hope that helped!

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