Had some issues with jobs not working. To verify it was a security issue, changed the SQL Agent to run under DOMAIN\Administrator. Answered my question about the security issue.
Went to change the agent account back to .\SQLAdmin. I used the same password as for the local sa account. Doesn't work. I thought sa and .\SQLAdmin were linked.
Are they the same account or is .\SQLAdmin a completely separate account on the local machine?