To stop a clustered instance of SQL Server
- Type the name of the virtual Microsoft® SQL Server™ in the Server box. If it is a default instance, you only need to specify the virtual server name. If it is a named instance, you must enter VIRTUALSERVER\Instance.
- In the Services box, click SQL Server.
- Click Stop. This pauses the cluster resource, and then stops the SQL Server service, which does not cause a failover of SQL Server.