SQL Server Agent is a Windows service installed with the SQL Server Standard Edition and above. It provides an automated way of executing or performing administrative task against a SQL Server instance. SQL Server Agent is a tool that every DBA should become familiar with and utilize to its full ...

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What started this SQL Server job?

I'm looking at a SQL Server environment in which jobs start in several different ways. One way is from a job running on a different SQL Server. So, for example, "SQL Server A" runs a job named ...
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SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed

I have a sql agent job that runs Powershell as its first step (there are 3 steps in total). I have set this step to have 2 retries, with a 3 minute retry interval. When I look into the job history, ...
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Replication monitoring refresher for distribution job affecting performance

I have a performance problem due to a sql agent job executing dbo.sp_replmonitorrefreshjob. The environment is a 2 node Cluster with SQL Server 2005 SP2 and with transaction replication. The OS ...
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Trouble with Alerts and Notifications on SQL Server 2000

I'm trying to set up alerts and notifications in SQL Server 2000, but they are not working. I'm testing them for Agent scheduled jobs, and I get a note saying: NOTE: Failed to notify ...
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How to clear an Error 15404 after a DB restart (besides rebooting)

Every so often (e.g. ~months) a SQL Server Agent hourly Job will begin reporting an Error 15404 and continue to do so until intervened with. [298] SQLServer Error: 15404, Could not obtain ...
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Agent Xps getting disabled automatically

In one of SQL Server 2012 server, agent Xps is getting disabled automatically. There is no set pattern for the same and the issue started all of a sudden. Through profiler it was found that ...
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SQL Server 2000 - 'Performance: Deadlock'

We had to restart our SQL Server today, we had made no changes to it. When it came back up we immediately started getting this error from the server DATE/TIME: 2/27/2014 3:09:31 PM ...
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Scheduled stored procedure on all databases in my server

On SQL Server 2012 (not express edition) I'd like to schedule the execution of a stored procedure every hour. On the same server I have lot of databases with the same structure, and I'm constantly ...
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inserting the table colomn data in multiple tables colomn.(SQL SERVER) [closed]

I want to insert one table colomn data into multiple tables colomns using triggers. For Example: I have one table name 'T1' having multiple colomns like 'C1','C2','C3' and now I want to insert these ...
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can i secure sql server agent job with password

I want to secure SQL Server Agent jobs with password or any other method is it possible?
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Sql Server agent can not start

I can not start Sql Server agent to create job. Can anyone help me? . I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate , Sql server 2008 Rc2 See this images:
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SQL Server Job Database name

I am trying to find and write a query for what database is affected by a SQL Server job. I have checked the following: Get a list of SQL Server Agent Jobs and SQL Server Agent Tables and have been ...
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What is a 'Target Server' in a SQL Server Agent Job?

Can someone explain what a 'Target Server' is in this instance. Also, what it means to "Target Multiple Servers"?
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Analysis Services job step error: The specified file could not be decrypted

We have a daily SQL Server Agent Job that's failing intermittently. Between May 27th and Jun 16th, it has failed twice. The error message we receive (listed below) references "The file could not ...
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SQL Server agent option in SQL Server Express

I am using SQL Server 2008 Express. I don't have SQL Server Agent option in it. How can I enable it? I have searched on internet, but couldn't find anything. Do I need to install anything?
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SQL Server Backup Process Tuning

I am working for a small company that has 20 full time web sites. And another 20-30 micro sites. We are having issues with the sites freezing every day after the SQL Server Agent backup is running. ...
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Good SQL Agent job wrapper… TRY/CATCH, Custom logging. (Review and provide input)

I'm looking for input on a small snippet of code i wrote. We use SQL Agent jobs to prepare big databases from production, before we ship the to test-environments. To get better feel for duration of ...
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Job is Storing History But 'Include Step Output in History' is not Checked

I have a SQL Server Agent Job. The 'Include step output in history' checkbox is unchecked. However, when I right-click oon the job and select 'View History', I can see that it is tracking step output. ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Agent

We are unable to start SQL server Agent and it fails with below error: SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: SQLServerAgent must be able to connect to SQLServer as SysAdmin, but ...
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SQL Server Agent Error 1053

A few months back I installed SQL Server 2008R2. At the time of installation I used 1.Mixed Authentication 2.NT Authority\NetworkService as the SQL Agent user name, and the same user name for all ...
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SQL Server Agent - Running SSIS Package with Proxy

I have followed the below article to create credentials/proxy to run a SSIS job from SQL Server Agent. ...
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SQL Server : scheduled JOB issue

I have one issue in my live server, I created a job to shrink the log file and I have scheduled it to run every day with sa user When I run this job manually from Management Studio, it is run ...
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Notification when the status on sql server replication is “Not Running”

We have a lot of replications set up. Sometimes for some reason, the status of the replication changes to "Not Running/Expired Soon or Expired". Could you please let me know if there is a way we can ...
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Unable to connect to FTP server using “FTP Connection Manager”

I'm trying to setup an SQL agent job to use my SSIS package. The package contains an FTP task that is failing. I'm getting the following error in both the job history and logging that I've setup (Log ...
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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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Cleaning disabled SQL agent jobs in SQL Server 2005 and above

For many of our old servers, we have found that there are lot of SQL agent jobs which were either run as an ad-hoc for instant purpose and now no more needed OR Jobs which are not functional/working ...
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What could cause the built-in NT Service\SQLAgent$ identity to be unable to connect

Something has happened, I don't know what, which has caused our nightly scheduled (maintenance plan) backups to begin failing. They were working, but then, started to fail. The error is shown below. ...
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Sql Powershell Script not working [closed]

I am performing a job from SQL server agent with a powershell command. It was running fine a couple of days back.. there is no change in the script. The script is also working fine if i run it via ...
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Execute SP whenever any job is finished

I have many SQL Server jobs on the server. I need to execute a SP whenever any job execution is done. One hard way is to create a step on every job which calls that SP. Is there any simple way to do ...
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Sql agent job step to Rename a file in SQL Server 2000 fails with error “ file being used by another process”

We have a SQL agent job configured on Sql Server 2000, which has an initial step of renaming a backupfile coming from a another server (SQl Server 2000) Say coming from \A\B\X.dat to X_back.dat. till ...
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Sql agent job fails with access denied error

We are trying to execute a SQL agent job which executes a step to shut down a service on DEV ENV using CMDexec, but it fails with error below: Executed as user: ABC\mssql. System error 5 has ...
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Bulk change Agent Jobs' definition to “Quit the job reporting failure” from “Go to the next step” On Failure

There are agent jobs with multiple steps in our servers and all their steps are defined as "go to the next step" "On Failure". So, even a job step fails, operator doesn't get notified because ...
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How to use sqlcmd to create file names for output based on the day of the week or the date?

I have a SQL agent job that queries the database and exports the results into a csv file. It needs to run daily and The output file (Output.csv) gets overwritten everytime the job runs. Is there a way ...
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Start Sql Server agent when sql server starts

Is it possible to automatically start the agent when sql server starts? When you boot the server than both windows services get started. But when you stop the main sql server service agent also ...
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How to check particular SQL UserID windows permissions in MS SQL SERVER 2012?

I would like to say as per my network system administrative security of windows Server 2012 R2. I am unable to start SQL Server agent. As per in MS SQL Server 2012 , i have "sysadmin" & "public" ...
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Can't see any services listed in Configuration Manager [closed]

I am using SQL Server 2014 and am logged in my desktop as my user account with admin rights. When opening Config Mgr, I do not see any services listed whatsoever. Could this be an issue that ...
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stored procedures vs inline SQL in a Job step SQL SERVER 2014

I have created a job with two steps. Step 1 deletes 50000 rows from an error table older than 90 days. Step 2 creates and emails a quick report on the number of new records created in the error ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 : Unexpected timeout with SQL Agent Job/powershell

I have a SQL agent job set to execute a SQL query against a single database and then save each row into a different file with powershell before zipping the files up and emailing me. In one of my SQL ...
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SSIS Packages get stuck in SQL Agent jobs [closed]

We run about a dozen scheduled SQL Agent jobs which run SSIS packages. Intermittently, every scheduled job will get stuck in a running state. i.e. we'll arrive in the morning and notice that there's ...
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SQL-Server login-error of SQL-Server Agent Account

I have to manage a configured SQL-Server version 2005 and have setup Database Mail successfully - test mail works. Also I've changed the agent service to a domain user with (currently) domain admin ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Agent stopping sp_who2 running and can't view database or Agent properties

We're experiencing an unusual issue with SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (10.50.4297) where the SQL Agent had stopped but would not restart (this has been fine for months). After investigating the issue we had to ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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Creating a global temp table in a SQL Agent job

I want to create a global temp table in a SQL Server Agent Job. Here is the code: CREATE TABLE ##TestEmployee(Id int, EmployeeName nvarchar(50)) When I execute in SSMS, all is well. I then put ...
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How do I pass or fail a job in SQL Server agent based on a return value from a stored procedure?

What do I need to do in order to execute a step in a SQL Server 2012 agent job that returns a bit value back? Basically, I want to fail the job or pass to the next step based on the results from the ...
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SQL Agent Jobs Automatically Disabled After Modifying Maintenance Plan

Hoping someone can shed some light. I modified a maintenance plan yesterday, to find out this morning (by using the last modified date from sysjobs) that all jobs related to the maintenance plan are ...
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Incoming Tabular Data Stream Error

I created a SQL Server Agent Job with two different schedules. One is at 6 AM, the other is at 11 AM. When it runs at 11AM, it works fine; but at 6 AM it fails and gives this error message; The ...
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SQL Server Agent Job Error running an SSIS Package

I've set up a SQL Server Agent job to run an SSIS package, but it is failing with an error: This Job failed. The Job was invoked by Schedule 1114. Does anyone know why I'm getting this error? ...
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Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

I have a SQL job that runs via SQL Server Agent (Running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise). The last step of the job is to run an application located on a network share. Unfortunately I don't know the name ...
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Launching SQL Agent Job from stored procedure not on [msdb] database, or, How Necessary is SET TRUSTWORTHY ON?

(With apologies in advance since I've been asked to pick up a project written by someone with more skills than me but who I can no longer ping for questions. If it sounds like I may be using ...
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Sql Agent Jobs executes too slow

I have posted a question like this before but is seems that I did not explain the whole story clear. So I made this one to explain it in details. Here's the stored procedure USE [xxxx] GO /****** ...