domain\\usernamewho is also the system administrator. The Backup job puts the 'bak' file directly on another server. This login id has admin rights on both machines as well as full control permissions on the destination folder. The job was running fine till last friday, but over the weekend the job failed stating the error shown in the question above. The password of this account was changed on last monday, but till friday it did not create any issues. I changed the logon password for the SQL Server agent service, but it still gives the same errror. Will I have to update the password for the main SQLSERVER service and restart it for the maintenance plan to execute? Please confirm... Thanks !