Note: Verify no databases are being used before stopping any SQL Server instance.
Using the SQL Server Service Manager:
 
  1. Double-click the SQL Server Service Manager icon in the system tray
  2. Click Stop or Start/Continue

 
 
Manually starting/stopping the MSDE instance in Services:
 
  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel
  2. Open Administrative Tools, Services and locate the MSDE instance that is running the RMS database for example:
    • MSSQL$machine_name (for the MSDE instance installed with the software)
    • MSSQLServer (for the full SQL Server versions)
 
  1. Right-click and select Stop
  2. Right-Click on the instance then to Start the service for the RMS database to be in use