I've got a bit of a problem with an overzealous sysadmin that believes server maintenance during our maintenance window is entirely unnecessary, and as such, is stopping my maintenance jobs on a daily basis at 2:00 A.M. While I admire his dedication in coming in so very early in the morning to ensure our server runs like garbage and we have no backups, I don't think I want this to continue. :-P
Unfortunately, I'm not quite sure how to prohibit him from doing this. I've revoked the sysadmin role on his login (he doesn't need that much access anyhow), but there's a general SA-type login that administrators know the password to.
I know that trying to prevent someone with an SA account from doing anything on the server is pretty much a futile endeavor, since sysadmin tends to glide right over any existing security measures. However, he's pretty much going to be using the SSMS GUI to stop the jobs every time; therefore, is there some way to stop him from having GUI access to stopping the jobs?
I understand if this isn't possible, and I can certainly work some underhanded procedure into the whole thing (like just writing up a step in an existing job that he wouldn't suspect), but I'd rather just annihilate the entire problem, if possible.
Oh, and I've tried speaking with management. No joy there. The sysadmin is a family friend, so whatever he does is correct by default. *Sigh*. The joys of being an easily-ignored staff member are many.