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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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. domain\...
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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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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 [1.1.1.1].[DB_Name]...
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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. http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2163/running-a-ssis-package-from-sql-server-agent-using-a-...
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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) ...
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Can SQL Agent job notifications be sent to one operator for success and another for failure?

We have a requirement that some people are sent notification on success, and other on failure. But the UI seems to only allow a combination of 1 operator + 1 condition. So I was wondering if we ...
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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 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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Run Server Agent Job on Schedule only if CPU is idle

I have a job set up in SQL Server Agent to run an update query. I want this job to execute every night between midnight and 5am and I want it to repeat every 5 minutes during that time frame. But I ...
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Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
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How do I find out if Sql server Agent's login has rights to a DB?

How do I find out if the SQL server Agent's login has rights to the target DB, that is the DB on which I will be executing a query ? Also, how do I find the service that's controlling Agent on the ...
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How do I get SQL Server agent to show up in SSMS for a non-sysadmin user?

I have already mapped the user to the msdb database and assigned him the role of SQLAgentOperatorRole, but the user still can't see the SQL Server Agent listed when he connects. The Agent show up fine ...
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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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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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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 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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Backup of Job's List only

Goal: Reuse the SQL server agent jobs list. Problem: The list contains a lot of jobs and I need to reuse the jobs list in a another time without recreating it. Based on the example of the picture, ...
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How to debug problems with SQL Server multiserver (Master and Target server) administration?

I've tried to set Mater and Target Servers on various cobinations of SQL Servers 2012 R2 on Window Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 machines but always getting one or 2 of the following errors during ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server Agent - Will Job Run on Specific Future Date?

I have a number of SQL Server Agent jobs will different types of schedules (Daily, Weekly, Monthly). Each of these jobs will represent an event. For example there will be an FTP job that will ...
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Is the [NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT] a supported type for SQL Server Agent service?

Reading and re-reading MSDN "Select an Account for the SQL Server Agent Service". NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT is not listed in the "Supported Service Account Types" section. And, if not, what is it ...
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How to specify a task in a SQL Server maintenance plan conditionally?

I have a weekly and nightly SQL Server Agent jobs executing a weekly and nightly maintenance plans, resp. These weekly (on Sunday) and nightly (on other 6 nights of the week) maintenance plans ...
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How to launch SQL Server Agent job on completion of another one?

An SQL Server Agent job (SSA) have to be executed after a few other SSA jobs. Is there any way to start SSA jobs on completion (or success, or failure) of another one? Currently, I do this on ...
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Sql Server Agent fails to run batch from desktop

I’m using SQL Server 2008 and running a batch file from SQL Server Agent. The batch file is located in my desktop. When I try to run the job I get an error: “access is denied.” The batch file runs ...