Doesn't restarting Windows also restart the SQL Server?
Long story is that I just made the change so that both SQL Server and Windows authenticated users can log in. The server needs a restart for the change to work, can I just restart the machine instead of the server?
My server is having configuration issues, I wanted to change one of the settings so that SQL credentials can also log in (instead of just Windows authentication ). My admin said you can do any changes, but don't restart the SQL Server. I asked can I reboot the Windows server which the SQL Server is on, and he said yes.
Doesn't restarting the machine do the same as restarting the SQL Server?