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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Why does requesting the “estimated execution plan” for sp_delete_job throw an error?

I'm attempting to look at the estimated execution plan for the following T-SQL statement: EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_delete_job @job_id = '3A015189-F4EB-439B-9CA0-27AFB74719D8' , @originating_server = '(...
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Checking Job Status on Linked Server (MS SQL 2005)

We have 2 MS SQL 2005 Server instance. Both of them hold our warehouse environment. We receive around 100 files from our ERP System everyday and SQL Job on our Live environment Loads them in to ...
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Where is the default location for the SQL Agent Job step output file? How do I update it?

I recently migrated my system databases to a new location. I then experienced failures of my SQL Agent jobs with the following error: 2015-10-03 01:53:10 - ! [136] Job - reported: Unable to ...
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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 2005 Database Mail Resends Historic Messages following SP4 Build 5324

I have applied SP4 Build 5324 to a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise active/passive cluster (Build pathway: 4053 to 5000 to 5324). The SQL Server log contains zero errors. The SQL Server Agent log contains ...
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SQL Server Agent (SHAREPOINT) cannot start

I am having trouble to start SQL Server Agent (SHAREPOINT). First it says SQLServerAgent must be able to connect to SQLServer as SysAdmin, but 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE' is not a member of the ...
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How do I ensure only one instance of a job is running?

SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. We have a job that runs from 20-40 min. We only want one instance of this job running, but we don't want huge gaps between runs. So, scheduling it every 60 min is ...
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SQL Server agent error on a the mirror database

I configured mirroring on one of my databases. The database is in a SQL Server cluster. The mirroring is working great, but all the jobs that set to run fail. The error is: Date 9/10/2015 8:...
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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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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 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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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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Passing current server name from SQL Server Agent job to PowerShell

I have a SQL Server Agent job that calls a PowerShell script in one step. And I want to pass the SQL server name and the current job-id to my script. With the job-id I have no problems. But with 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? I'...
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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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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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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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Reorganize Index Task [closed]

Can the Reorganize Index task (maintenance plan or SSIS package) be used to tune performance? Is this an adequate step of triage for degraded application/query performance?
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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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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 '(Unknown)...
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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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SQLServerAgent Error: 32

A job that "will Recycle SQL Server Agent Error Logs once every week on Sunday at 12:00:00 AM." has been failing this weekend on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Enterprise. This job executes a system stored ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...