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 Server : Job not reconnecting to restarted Linked Server

The problem To keep two tables across two servers in sync, we have a trigger that adds a change to a MergeTable. Every so often, a merging job runs on SQL Server to push the changes to the Progress ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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how to use trigger to make SQL Job's step success or fail

Step 1. Call a script to trigger application process. When the application process start, it will insert a record to a specific table. And once the process ends, that record will be deleted from ...
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Export SQL Agent jobs with steps and scripts

I recently saw some kind of export of SQL jobs configured under SQL Server Agent that I would like to achieve as well. Unfortunately I don't have any trace to author of that report to ask him\her ...
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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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Update code works in manual stored procedure but not when run as SQL Server Agent Job

I have a stored procedure that deletes all records from an existing table, and then inserts new records. After the insert I have several update operations that change the value of one field. If I run ...
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What is the Query to display the failed sql jobs

What is the Query to display the failed sql jobs,so that I can get all the failed job information with one query
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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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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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Failed to notify 'DBA Team' via email

I setup a test job to test out my failure notifications and now I'm getting the following stating it did not notify my operator via email. The strange thing is I ran the same exact setup script on ...
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Scheduled Job Succeeds, Does Nothing; Manual Job Succeeds, Performs Requirements

I have a job in SQL Server Agent (2012 Instance) that deletes rows from a table. When I manually run the job, it succeeds without issue and in reviewing the table, does exactly what I want it to do. ...
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Execution-Policy Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

Running a powershell script from SQL Server Agent in 2014 using my AD account via a credential. I am getting the following error. A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. 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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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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Stop agent job after executing for a certain number of hours

I have a scheduled job which runs nightly. I want it to stop itself at 07:00AM in the morning whether or not it is completed. I have seen some duplicates in the site but they don't exactly address the ...
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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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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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SSIS cannot access the file

I have a SSIS package which performs a few tasks using SQL Server Agent. First it executes a script task, then accesses Excel files, executes a SQL query and moves files to another directory. The ...
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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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Is it possible for a user that is not the job owner to edit the job or add new steps?

My development lead is ok to revoke the sysadmin privileges he currently has, if there is a way he can still edit/execute/enable-disable/execute application jobs. So far, I see that with the ...
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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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Linked Server Security under SQL Agent Job Context

I have two SQL servers V1 and V2. Both 2012. V1 has linked server connection to V2. There are two Windows accounts: one running SQL server, the other running the Agent service. The two accounts are ...
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Sql Server Agent is part of the sysadmin role even tough Sql Server says it's not

I created a Windows account with no extra rights other than domain user and set it as the SQL Server Agent service account with the SQL Server Configuration Manager. The BoL/MSDN says that this user ...
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SQL Server Agent Job, Access Denied

I have a T-SQL agent job that I've created that adds steps to itself depending on a query of the MSDB database. I am able to run the query outside of the agent, inside a query editor window, but when ...
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SQL Server Agent 2012 Job Schedule Report [closed]

I am looking for a report that will display graphically what jobs are scheduled on the server and when. My goal is to very quickly be able to glance at it and find a time where a new job will not ...
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If you schedule a TSQL Job in SQL Server 2008 R2 and additionally need to copy files with it, is it better just to use a script?

I noticed that alot of backup jobs are scheduled using SQL Server 2008 R2, but we have a system here at work that also requires the backup of a directory in addition to the database contents. I've ...
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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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Resume job 'A' at some step till job 'B' is completed

I have two SQL Agent jobs 'A' and 'B' Job 'A' has 10 Steps and it starts at 5:00 Am as per schedule, job 'B' has 5 Steps and it Starts by using trigger in step 3 of job 'A', job 'B' should be ...
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How can I log the way in which a job was started?

Using SQL Server Agent, I've created a Job that runs some SQL. This SQL does some work on one database, then adds a row to a logging table on a separate database. The Job is run on a couple of ...
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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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Throw and RaiseError of level 16 do not cause alert to occur

The next alert has been created: USE [msdb] GO /****** Object: Alert [Notify] Script Date: 09/09/2014 11:38:31 ******/ EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_alert @name=N'Notify', @message_id=0, ...
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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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What are recommended (working) permissions for a user to view all SQL Agent jobs

A new user (associated with an existing login) is created in msdb and assigned membership: use [msdb]; create user [TheUser] for login [AnExistingLogin]; alter role [SQLAgentUserRole] add member ...
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How can I use parameters of type Int32 from an environment for an integration services package in a SQL Server 2008 job?

I made a SSIS package using two string parameters and one Int32 parameter. I defined a SQL Server Agent job that should execute that package. In "Integration Services Catalogs" I definied an ...
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SSIS unpivot returns different results when run via a SQL agent job

I hope someone can help me. I have an SSIS package which grabs data from an excel (.xls) file, unpivots it from a rubbish format into a 'proper' format, transfers it to a SQL server 2008 R2 db, and ...
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Does cmdexec have additional process isolation beyond cmd.exe?

I have a cmdexec step in a sql agent job that includes a redirection into a file at the end. It works as expected from a CMD shell running in the context of SQL Agent service account and produces a ...
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Enable Agent Database Mail - TSQL

I have several new servers that need Database Mail configured on them. I found the TechNet article describing how to add the profile and account via procedure calls, but is there a way to enable ...
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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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How to provision the SQL Server Agent service after SQL Server Edition upgrade

I have upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server Standard Edition. After I have upgraded it, the SQL Server Agent was stopped. I have tried to start but it fails. Only when I have changed ...
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Does SQL Server 2014 Express, with Advanced Services, actually support full text search?

I've installed SQL Server 2014 Express edition, with advanced services. I was hoping to try out the full-text search features. I read here that full text search is supported by the 2014 express ...
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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 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 ...