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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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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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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How do I give file system access to SQL Server's SQLSERVERAGENT virtual account?

I'm trying to grant the NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT Windows account file system access, based on the marked answer in this question. I believe it's a virtual service account, and it does not show up in ...
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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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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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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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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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Script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time

how to write script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time? SELECT sj.name, sja.run_requested_date, CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), sja.stop_execution_date-sja.start_execution_date, 114) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to give the least permissions for CRUD-managing and running SQLServerAgent jobs as well as Maintenance Plans?

Follow up to my question "What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?" Basically, I am trying to understand how to create a user-login with least privileges for CRUD-maintaining SQLServerAgent jobs ...
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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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Error checking with sp_send_dbmail

This question is kind of multifaceted. First, what I'm trying to actually accomplish: I am in an environment where there is not really heavy data validation on inputs. So there is lots of opportunity ...
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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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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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Which user does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate? before whom, why and for what?

I am having a maintenance plan configured with Windows Authentication being run by an SQL Server Agent job with owner sa Whom does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate, ...
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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 /****** ...
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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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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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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 : 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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Reporting services scheduled reports are clogging up sql job history log

This is a bit of a cross-disciplinary question - Hopefully I’ve posted in the right place. SQL server 2008 R2 Question: How can I limit the number of rows in [sysjobhistory] for specific jobs, ...
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Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes?

I am having some trouble diagnosing the cause of a problem I am having with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. There is an application written in C#.net that connects to the database. Occasionally the ...
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Need Help Executing a Remote Task from SQL Server Agent

There is a scheduled task running on a batch server via the Windows Task Scheduler that sometimes overlaps with other scheduled jobs in the SQL Server Agent causing CPU issues. We can solve this if ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan multiple database backups in a single folder

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. I am trying to create a maintenance plan which backs up multiple databases into one single folder for a day. For ex. I need to backup db1, db2, db3 and dump all these 3 ...
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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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How can I invoke an SSIS package from SQL Agent, via T-SQL, using a proxy

Building an ETL framework with many packages and a "controlfile" table that orchestrates running them in the right order and managing errors. In order to control the overall operation of the data load ...
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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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SSIS Bulk Insert Task Operating system error code 1311

I have been running SSIS 2008 R2 Packages for a long time and when ever my Packages trough SQL Server Job accesses FTP Server which is on the same domain it uses correct credentials ,e.g. ...
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send custom email when SQL Server job fails

I have setup a profile and account for sending mail using DatabaseMail. I have a SQL JOB. If the job fails, I receive an Email Till this point, everything works fine. This is what the email looks ...
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The job failed. The owner (pc\user) of job FULL DB BACKUP does not have server access

SQL Server 2008R2 is failing to execute log backup hourly. Date 5/2/2013 10:22:19 PM Log Job History (LOG BACKUP) Step ID 0 Server pc Job Name LOG BACKUP Step ...
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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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Execute permission denied on object sp_start_job

I need to allow a user to kick of a specific agent job without having any ability to start other ones. To accomplish this, I've created the following procedure (simplified): ALTER PROCEDURE ...
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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 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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Specify a frequency range for a SQL agent schedule

I want to create a SQL agent schedule that occurs during a date range. I can't use "recurs every n weeks" because the process that it will fire off will change with each month. I need to set the ...
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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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Disabling certain steps in a job

I have a project coming this weekend where all the jobs has to be stopped but only 1 step in a particular job has to be run. for eg: i have a a 2 step job and the second step must run and the first ...
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Run job once a minute, every day, except during a certain time

I have a Sql server 2012 agent job which currently runs every minute, every day, etc. I'd like to modify it so that it will run every minute, every day except on Saturdays between 7:00 pm and 11:30 ...