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My SQL Server just died due to a DAC connection being established. I need to find out how/who or what caused this connection? Is this logged anywhere? Can anyone shine any light on this?

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How have you established that (a) a DAC connection was established and (b) that caused it to "die"? And what do you mean by "it died" anyway? –  Martin Smith Jan 16 '13 at 12:29
It appeared in the error log in Event Viewer. And by died, I mean it stopped responding to everything. All of the applications stopped working because they couldn't get connected to the box. A restart of the server was the result. –  Neil Knight Jan 16 '13 at 13:39
So is it not possible/more likely that someone logged in using the DAC to investigate the performance issue as they could not get a connection any other way rather than the logging in via the DAC actually causing a problem (never heard of anything like that). The performance issue might have been a large blocking chain meaning no free workers available. –  Martin Smith Jan 16 '13 at 13:42
It happened 6 seconds after an Windows Service was started up. This Windows Service has no relation or permission to log in to SQL via DAC. –  Neil Knight Jan 16 '13 at 13:49
I still don't see how you've jumped to the conclusion that the DAC caused the problem. –  Aaron Bertrand Jan 16 '13 at 15:31

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