MSSQLTips: Tip #43 – SQL Server Agent Jobs Monitoring Script

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Problems with SQL Server Agent Jobs can lead to missing backups, missing notifications about a failed job and sometimes missing mission critical tasks that are run as scheduled jobs.

Some of the common SQL Server Agent Job problems are described in other MSSQLTips tips. In this tip we have provided a single script that will check the jobs for a number of issues including:

  • Disabled SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Failed SQL Server Agent Jobs or Job Steps
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs without a Description
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs without Schedules
  • Disabled SQL Server Agent Job Schedules
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs without Categories
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs Owned by a DBA or Other Privileged User
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs with no Owner or Owner Login is Denied “CONNECT TO SQL”
  • No SQL Server Agent Notifications on Job Failure or Completion
  • SQL Server Agent Operators Issues
  • SQL Server Agent Missing Job History
  • Potential SQL Server Agent Job Step Issue or Step Won’t Execute

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “SQL Server Agent Jobs Monitoring Script“.

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MSSQLTips: Tip #42 – SQL Server Edition Post-Downgrade Steps

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After downgrading SQL Server Enterprise Edition to the Standard one some of the configuration settings are reset to the default values. In this tip we provide examples of some of the issues you may have after the SQL Server Edition downgrade.

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “SQL Server Edition Post-Downgrade Steps“.

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MSSQLTips: Tip #41 – Non-traditional ways to learn more about SQL Server

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In this tip we have provided two non-traditional ways of learning SQL Server. These methods are not for exam preparation or for learning SQL Server from scratch, but more for learning small things that you may be not aware of or forgot about.

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “Non-traditional ways to learn more about SQL Server“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #40 – SQL Server DBA On-Boarding Checklist

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Database Administrator (DBA) on-boarding is not always as efficient as it could be. Whether this is for new full time employees or contractors. We often have to wait for system access, computers to be setup, the right software to be installed, etc. How can we be sure that the new DBAs are productive a soon as possible? How can we use highly qualified contractors in the most effective way from day one?

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “SQL Server DBA On-Boarding Checklist“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #39 – Finding SQL Server Object Dependencies with DMVs

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This is the last tip about objects dependencies.

What should you know about the sys.sql_expression_dependencies DMV (Dynamic Management View)?

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Finding SQL Server Object Dependencies with DMVs“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #38 – Finding SQL Server Object Dependencies for Synonyms

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This tip describes how we can check SQL Server synonym dependencies (including for cross database situations).

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Finding SQL Server Object Dependencies for Synonyms“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #37 – Template to Create SQL Server Synonyms with checks

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When a SQL Server synonym is created with T-SQL the base object’s existence is checked only at run time. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) has some built-in checks that are performed during synonym creation whereas T-SQL scripts can be written several different ways and do not have any checks by default. In this tip I explain what is the best way to create synonyms and why.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Template to Create SQL Server Synonyms with checks“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #36 – Create Business Rules in SQL Server Master Data Services

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In this tip we have provided the MDS Business Rules overview. You can also find out how to create a simple rule.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Create Business Rules in SQL Server Master Data Services“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #35 – More Master Data Services (MDS) Tips and Tricks

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Here are more tricks and tips that will help you to get more familiar with SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS), it’s functionality and interfaces.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “More Master Data Services (MDS) Tips and Tricks“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #34 – SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) Tips and Tricks

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In this and one of the following tips we will provide several tricks and tips that will help you to get more familiar with SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS), it’s functionality and interfaces.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) Tips and Tricks“.

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