How To Execute Jobs From The SQL Server Enterprise Manager

Hi there,

I am still new to SQL Server so apologies if this is a very simple question however I'd like to know how I can execute jobs from the SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager GUI as the 'sa' user. Whenever I am logged in as the sa, or any other user and try to run a job I have just created I receive the "sqlserver error 18456 login failed for user sa" error. There must be some sort of permission or privilege fault but can anyone tell me what exactly needs granted or changed?

Thanks in advance.

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asked Nov 13, 2009 at 07:28 AM in Default

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1 Check SQL Server Agent is started
2 Right click on the job and select Run
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answered Nov 13, 2009 at 07:32 AM

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The agent has been started and I am right clicking and selecting 'start job' however that is when my error appears.
Nov 13, 2009 at 07:37 AM David 2 1
have you looked into the error message in the history? what's the error message?
Dec 11, 2009 at 01:01 PM Rajib Bahar
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Is the JOB set up to run as a particaulr user (and maybe their password has changed)?

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answered Nov 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM

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Hi Kristen. The job has been set up to run as the sa user and I have logged on as the sa user to try to run it however that's when I get the error.
Nov 13, 2009 at 11:54 AM David 2 1
Check the SQL Server (Error) log in case that sheds any light. Check that the Default Database for SA has not been DROPped or in some other way is no longer available
Nov 13, 2009 at 03:37 PM Kristen ♦
Okay thanks. Default database is master and is available. Could it be some role/priv thing????
Nov 17, 2009 at 01:41 PM David 2 1
Sounds like the user that SQL Agent is set up for is a user that has changed password, or default database missing. SQL Agent might not be set up to log in as SA.
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