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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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 ...
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How can I have a gap in the SQL Server Job Agent history for a job?

I have a job (Update Tickets) scheduled in Job Agent with a single schedule of "Occurs every day every 30 minute(s) between 12:00:00 AM and 11:59:59 PM. Schedule will be used starting on 11/4/2013." ...
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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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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 Backup Job failed

I have a sql agent job setup for taking full backup every night. Last night the job failed with the following error message. Sql Server Error Log Message BackupIoRequest::ReportIoError: write ...
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What is the “SQL Agent - Generic Refresher”? Do I need it?

In relation to my other question: Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes? (more details of the specific problem are here). What is the SQL Agent - Generic Refresher service? It ...
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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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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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sql server 2000: no longer able to expand jobs in sql server agent

In SSMS on a Windows 7 machine, while connecting to a server running SQL Server 2000, I am no longer able to click on the Jobs to see the Object Explorer Details. Previously, this was not an issue, ...
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Execute stored procedure in another server from sql agent job

I am trying execute stored procedure in remote server in sql agent job using sqlserver 2008 r2 select * from openquery([1.1.1.1],'exec [DB_Name].[dbo].[sp_ProcName]') Or EXEC ...
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Minimum Permission to Restart SQL Services

Occasionally, our developers need to restart SQL services. We do not want said developers to be local admins on each server if not necessary. What is the minimum permission required so that the ...
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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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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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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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stored procedure with multiple statements does not execute all statements when run from job

** see updates below I have a stored procedure (SQL Server 2012) that deletes old records from a table, then inserts new records from a view to synchronize the table with the view. When I execute the ...
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SQL Server Agent cannot log on to “MyServer”

I'm struggling to get our SQL Server Agent to run a maintenance plan, which used to work in the past. (This is on SQL Server 2008 R2.) The original problem was that the SQL Server Agent would not ...
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sysadmin security error creating Reporting Services cache refresh plan in Report Manager

On SQL Server 2012 (SP1) Reporting Services (native), when creating a cache refresh plan in Report Manager, I receive the error: Only members of sysadmin role are allowed to update or delete jobs ...
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SQL Job step run as different sql account

I'm curious how to set up a SQL job step to be executed as a different SQL login account. It appears I need to set up a New Proxy Account which requires an existing credential. When I create a ...
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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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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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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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Does the Sql Server Agent account need sysadmin permission?

I ran Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script, and one of the things it's complaining about is that my SQL Server Agent account has sysadmin permission. I removed the sysadmin permission, but then the agent ...
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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) ...