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Trouble scheduling DTS to run.

Belificus asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I am confused about scheduling a DTS to run using Server Agent.  Server agent service runs under local system account.  
I have a DTS that when I open and choose Execute runs fine.
I logged on as sql admin and created a new DTS using my AD account.  When is it scheduled to run I get back an error
The job failed.  Unable to determine if the owner (AD\User) of job SW_to_DB has server access (reason: Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user 'AD\User'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 8198)).
 so it sounds like the service cannot access the AD.  Not sure what to do about that.
So I tried switching the job owner to a local account that I know has access to that DB.  When I do that it does not run at all.  I just get:
The job failed.  The Job was invoked by Schedule 33 (SW_to_DB ).  The last step to run was step 1 (SW_to_DB ).

I just want to schedule the DTS to run - but I am not sure where to chase this error.

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David ToddSenior Database Administrator


What account does SQL run under?

can you change the sql server agent to run as a domain admin account and also the job to run as the same account and see if that works. also make sure if the job is trying to access any files/folders this doman account needs permission to those too.


dtodd - local service account.

uday - I do not want a domain servcie account with domain admin privledges.

There is a DTS present that was written by a thrid party vendor and THAT dts will run when scheduled.

Just not sure why.
David ToddSenior Database Administrator

Hi Belificus,

Why not a domain account? Surely you can create one with minimal priviledges? It doesn't have to be a domain admin account.

What we are suggesting is that it is easier to maniplulate a domain account and give it rights to different parts of the server, whereas I'd be a little more hesitant to do so with the local system account.



Ok - creating a domain account now and setting privlidges.

Be back soon.

Thank you folks for helping me through this!


Interestingly enough, you guys are helping me find the problem in a round about way.
Turns out there is a DNS issue with this machine.
More to follow.
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I am planning on moving to SQL 2005 anyway, so the machine will get whacked soon enough.

Well, here's what I have now.  The revrse lookup for the subnet was added, but that did not help.
I had been scheduling jobs by right clicking on a DTS and choosing schedule.  This left me as the owner.
So, I opened up that job and copied the DTS ID.
Then I created a new job, set an SQL account as the owner, pasted the DTS ID and typed in the rest.
Runs like a champ.
I realize that I am NOT addressing the real issue here, but it works and I agree with dtodd that adding the machine back may work.  flushdns & registerdns did not help.
Anyway - THANK YOU for helping me dtodd and sticking with this issue.  I'd like to give you the points.

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