On a number of different instances of various SQL versions, Including
SQL2005 and 2008, I am having Maint jobs failing with connection errors
after changing the sa password.
The agent is run by a Domain id.
Agent connection properties show windows authentication.
Recreating the job new works around the problem, but it is time consuming.
I can log into ssms as sa or with windows authentication and change the
maintenance plan, but I CANNOT DELETE IT. I CANNOT RENAME IT.
If I try I am met with a message saying "login failed for sa".
There are no properties of the maint plan or the job associated that
reference sa and it's password.
This is not an isolated problem. Several instances have behaved this way.
I know I am not the only person to have this problem, but I Haven't found
an explanation or fix on the web, short of recreating all of the plans that fail.
This is not a good use of my time. And, I can only address the problem
reactively. Sometimes, I only know because a log fills up a drive.