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 minimum permissions do I need to provide to a user so that it can check the status of SQL Server Agent Service?

I have created a user and granted many permissions and roles to it including SQLAgentUserRole and SQLAgentReaderRole. My application checks the status of the agent to see if it is running or not, and ...
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Why is sp_update_alert failing?

In SQL Server 2012, I have a Job Agent Alert set up as follows: EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_alert @name=N'Deadlock Alert', @message_id=0, @severity=0, @enabled=1, ...
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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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Execute Remote Powershell script from SQL Agent

A test SQL Server job hangs when it executes a Powershell script. It does work using my login and a Powershell window, but not using the Agent account and a job. The SQL Agent user has ...
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How SQL Server agent calculates next run date for a job

I am developing a system for scheduling task & I am following Microsoft SQL agent approach to schedule task. I have replicated sysschedules table for capturing users scheduling occurrences and ...
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SQL server agent SSIS error

I get the following error when I execute my package as a SQL server agent job. It is an SSIS 2008 package running on a SQL Server 2008 instance. My package security is DontSaveSensitive. I don't ...
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SQL Agent embedded PowerShell script in CmdExec step fails with import-module sqlps

SQL Server 2008R2 PowerShell 2.1 I am trying to create a SQL Agent job that dynamically backs up all non-corrupted SSAS databases on an instance without the use of SSIS. In my SQL Agent job, when I ...
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Agent job will not run

I created a JOB to run a simple package that runs a query and saves the results to an Excel file. If I try to run the job In SQL Management Studio I get an error saying: SQLServerAgent is not ...
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SQL Agent Jobs Automatically Disabled After Modifying Maintenance Plan

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 disabled. I can't figure out why ...
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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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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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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 Server Agent - Run Query at the end of each month with date variable

I am running SQL Server 2008 R2, and I need to create a new job that will basically run a query at the start of each month (at the 1st of each month at 01:00 AM). Here is the query: INSERT INTO ...
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What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?

What is the possible use of owner of an SQL Server Agent job, I wonder? Removed, and left it blank and the job still succeeds
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What is considered for output from an sql server job step?

In short: It seems I only get PRINT messages to my SQL Server job history. What is the definition of valid history output? Background: Just executing a statement like UPDATE product SET ... will ...
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Execute a T-SQL job with a different connection string

Is it possible to execute a stored procedure from a SQL agent job while specifying a custom Application Name, similar to specifying the Application Name in a connection string? The reason I want to ...
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Can I delegate SQL Agent rights without granting sysadmin rights?

I'd like to give a user the ability to administer SQL Agent jobs. According to the doc page, I can do this by granting the "appropriate" roles on msdb. I've granted all three SQLAgent% roles, but ...
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SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent Job with PowerShell step fails on Out-File cmdlet with “ReportWrongProviderType” error

We've recently upgraded to SQL Server 2012 (from SQL Server 2008 R2) on Windows Server 2012 (from Windows Server 2008 R2), and a SQL Server Job Agent job that was previously running without error is ...
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Monitor SQLAgent

I detected that SQLAgent was not running on one of our servers due to a unexpected memory leak error that caused SQL Agent to shutdown. There were not alerts configured so one main job that was ...
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Reset / force SQL Agent Next run date

I need to test SQL Agent over a period of time, so need to change the system clock into the future quite often (and back)... don't worry it's only my local machine not a server :-) The trouble is ...
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Turn Off Alerts

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database instance running on a VM. Nightly, between 10p and 12a, we are getting the following error message: DATE/TIME: 2/3/2014 10:16:37 PM DESCRIPTION: Database ...
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Access denied when trying to run an agent job

Can someone please point me in the right direction. I keep getting the below error message when I try to run a job that executes a package I created and saved on the SQL Server. 12/03/2012 ...
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How to handle Schedules when moving Jobs to another server?

We are migrating our SQL Server 2008 R2 to another physical server. For this, I will script out all jobs and run it on the target server. My question is about handling the schedules: When a job is ...
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SQL Server Agent logs in as guest on a linked server

I have a job called @test_credentials which runs the following query select * from openquery(SERVER2, 'select USER_NAME(),* from openquery(SERVER1,''SELECT USER_NAME() '')') and outputs those ...
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Finding out what permissions are required by the SQL Server Agent Jobs

I've been looking at this for a while and I can't work out an easy way to do this. As it stands every job in the database runs under SA level rights (horrifying thought) I'm sure some of the jobs ...
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SQL server agent job built on SSIS package not working

I transferred a job from the old SQL Server 2005 to an upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 instance, and I scripted out everything, changed the data source and other details... "This job should copy some ...
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SQL Server - SQL Agent - Allow a Group to own a job

Scenario There are three separate groups of users in our organisations (development, support, implementation). As it stands everyone is using a single login for everything. We are starting to move ...
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Agent shows disabled(although it is not) after migration

I am migrating our old server to a more reliable and powerful new server. SQL Server edition and build number stays the same (SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard). For this I followed the steps given in this ...
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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 Permissions - Job Level

We currently have an SQL Job that runs an SSIS package. The output of the package is required for a report. As a result, the application that can create the report on demand first tries to run the ...
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SQL Agent job does not show up in the jobs folder in SSMS although they are in sysjobs table

I tried to copy some SQL Agent Jobs from server1 to server2 by selecting rows from server1.msdb.dbo.sysjobs and inserting to server2.msdb.dbo.sysjobs. I did the same with sysjobsteps. This seemed to ...
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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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SQL server job has not run and also no entry logged in its history [closed]

I have scheduled a SQL job to run daily at 3am in the morning which creates a batch. It has not run today and i am also not able to fathom what's the reason behind its failure. There is no entry in ...
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SQL Server Event Alerts Lack Enough Details

I setup SQL Server Alerts to send me emails whenever certain events (by severity) occur. Below is an example of en email I received for a "014 - Insufficient Permission" severity event of Type "SQL ...
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some SQL Server MSX targets show as Normal, Blocked

I've centralized my farm's jobs in MSX, covering about 70 instances of SQL Server. Seemingly randomly, at least once a week, several instances will stop accepting instructions. Within the MSX window ...
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How to see entire job step output?

We have a powershell job that creates a pretty long output (it has robocopy output, among other things). In the SQL Agent Job History, we only see the first 1k or so of this output. 1) Is there ...
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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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Maintenance Plan Job running at additional unscheduled times?

I have a situation that has left me really scratching my head. This is a SQL Server 2008r2 instance, used as the database server for a substantial corporate SharePoint service. As my company is ...
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How to move a SQL Agent Job to another Server?

I'm moving from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008R2, and I see there is one job in the SQL Server Agent Jobs that I need to move but I see it also in the SSIS---> Stored Packages\MSDB\File ...
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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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Restarting SQL Server Agent on a cluster installation

I've just enabled the mail profile in SQL Server Agent and I need to restart the service for it to take affect but the Agent is running as part of a SQL Server cluster and I don't want the cluster ...
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Why can't user with SQLAgentOperatorRole delete his own SQL jobs

I created a login and a user. I assigned the user as the db owner of the database "test". Then I granted him the role SQLAgentOperatorRole so that he can delete/create/modify the jobs belonging to the ...
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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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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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Check if SQL Agent job is being executed manually

I have a stored procedure that performs database backups. Because I'm looking at Availability Groups within SQL Server 2012 I want to utilise the *sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica* function ...
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First time running a replication on SQL Server 2008. “The process could not connect to subscriber 'SERVER2'” [duplicate]

I've set up Replication between two remote servers, Using Peer to Peer & Transactional updates. The subscription is all set, but the actual replication doesn't take place. When viewing the ...
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How do I create a SQL Agent Alert on a custom error message in SQL Server 2012?

I want operators to be notified when I throw a custom error message. My understanding is that I need to add a message to sys.messages, then I can either RAISERROR or THROW that error ID. Creating an ...
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Unable to change Agent Operators

I am trying to change a SQL Agent Operator in my system and it will not let me. I have sa but I think it's partially due to how I'm doing it. I'm trying to modify the operator with the name NIT and ...
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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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SSIS execute task running wscript.exe hangs when started from SQL Server Agent

I have a problem with sql server 2012 SSIS package which has execute step running wscript.exe utility. When I run this package from BIDS everything works fine, when I start package from SSIS it also ...