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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 9: Understanding Jobs and Security

Security is a confusing topic to many, especially when it comes to understanding what rights are needed to monitor and use SQL Server Agent. This article will examine the rights and roles used for SQL Server Agent, as well as the security context requirements for jobs.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/04/16 (first published: 2012/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,629 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent: Level 1: Setup and Overview

SQL Server Agent is a Microsoft Windows service that allows a DBA to automate administrative tasks. SQL Server Agent can run jobs, monitor SQL Server, and process alerts. The SQL Server Agent service must be running before any jobs scheduled to execute automatically can be run  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2013/01/02 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,074 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 12: Using MSX/TSX to scale out Job Management

Examines the scale-out capabilities of SQL Server Agent, using the MSX/TSX subsystem. This capability allows you to run jobs on multiple systems and consolidate the job results/history onto a single server.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2012/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,114 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 11: Maintenance Plan Jobs

How maintenance plans are used as SQL Server Agent jobs to automate standard system tasks. This article will also lay out some suggested jobs that should be on virtually all SQL Server systems.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2012/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,011 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 10: Using proxy accounts with your Jobs

Examines the proxy subsystem, which allows job steps to impersonate another user account in order to perform tasks as a user other than the SQL Server Agent service account. This is especially useful when you want jobs to run as lower privileged users of your SQL Server.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2012/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,855 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 9: Understanding Jobs and Security

Security is a confusing topic to many, especially when it comes to understanding what rights are needed to monitor and use SQL Server Agent. This article will examine the rights and roles used for SQL Server Agent, as well as the security context requirements for jobs.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/04/16 (first published: 2012/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,629 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 8: Using External programs with SQL Server Agent

One common usage of SQL Server Agent historically has been the ability to shell out to the operating system and run command line programs, using SQL Server Agent primarily as a job scheduler. This article will examine the pros and cons of using the SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2 Powershell subsystem versus the CmdExec subsystem to perform tasks in the Operating System.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/12/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,729 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 7: Working with the SQL Server Agent Job Activity Monitor

The Job Activity Monitor is the system administration tool to run jobs, view job history, and enable/disable jobs. This article will also review some of the stored procedures run by the Job Activity Monitor that you can also use directly to do your own custom job monitoring.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/12/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,168 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 6: Workflow within Jobs - Drilling into Job steps

How to configure and optimize job steps. Topics such as process flow between steps, security, and more details of the job subsystems are examined.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/11/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,890 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 5: Understanding SQL Agent Error Logs

How to interpret and configure the SQL Server Agent error logs. Critical information about SQL Server Agent is sent to this error log, so knowing how to find it and how to interpret information in the log will save you valuable troubleshooting time.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 4: Configuring Database Mail

Examines the database mail system configuration in depth. You will learn how to configure database mail to work with SMTP mail systems, and get some troubleshooting tips.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,363 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 3: Agent Alerts and Operators

How to be notified when a job succeeds or fails, or be notified when a SQL Server performance condition is met.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2011/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,091 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent: Level 1: Setup and Overview

SQL Server Agent is a Microsoft Windows service that allows a DBA to automate administrative tasks. SQL Server Agent can run jobs, monitor SQL Server, and process alerts. The SQL Server Agent service must be running before any jobs scheduled to execute automatically can be run  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2013/01/02 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,074 reads

Stairway to SQL Server Agent: Level 1: Setup and Overview

SQL Server Agent is a Microsoft Windows service that allows a DBA to automate administrative tasks. SQL Server Agent can run jobs, monitor SQL Server, and process alerts. The SQL Server Agent service must be running before any jobs scheduled to execute automatically can be run  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2013/01/02 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,074 reads
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