It looks like Microsoft decided that in SQL Server 2005 the little icon that sits in your tray and lets you start/stop/pause SQL Server instances is no longer needed and so the killed poor SQL Server Service Manager. (Or did I miss something?) I agree that it might not make a lot of sense in production environmet. But on a development machine that doesn't run the server 24/7 in oder to maximaze available RAM for other programs it makes a lot of sense!
I almost started to write the Service Manager clone but I was lucky enough to google for it first. And I found it. It looks and work just like good 'ol thing. Thanks, Jasper!
- Manage SQL Server, SQL Agent, Analysis Services, Full Text Search, MSDTC and Reporting Services
- Supports all SQL2005 Editions
- Manage services from the system tray
- SQL Server 2005 September CTP
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727