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Error: Agent XPs disabled. How do I fix this?


Error: Agent XPs disabled. How do I fix this?

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hi,
I was trying to generate scripts for a DB i am working with but I keep having this error:

An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Could not load the DLL xpstar.dll, or one of the DLLs it references. Reason: 126(The specified module could not be found.).
Could not load the DLL xpstar.dll, or one of the DLLs it references. Reason: 126(The specified module could not be found.). (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 17750)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.50.1600&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=17750&LinkId=20476



I restarted the Agent service, it will start and stop almost immediately. Please has anyone encountered this error? Thanks.
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what errors do you get in the windows application log for the agent service?



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Ok, from the Event Viewer, I see this error.

Could not load the DLL xpstar.dll, or one of the DLLs it references. Reason: 126(The specified module could not be found.).


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is that in the SQL server event log or the windows log?



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Well something or someone has deleted the dll or a referencing dll or the dll's are not registered.

What version of SQL and Service Pack level are you on?

I would recommend reinstalling or applying the latest service pack so that it can reinstall and reregister the dll's



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Thanks Tony Green,
I am currently repairing the instance that is giving me issues via Installation cantre. I hope it works. All the service packs SP1-3 are lower versions[10.0.0.2...]. The troublesome instance is on an MSSQL Server 2008 R2 edition[10.0.50....].

Thanks for the assistance.
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