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Automate SQL Query File

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serg2626 asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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Hello,
I have an SQL 2005 Server and have a query which truncates my log files that I run manually whenever they get large in size. I would like to be able to save that query to a .sql file and have task scheduler run it every month or week on its own. How can I configure it so that I can use task scheduler to point to the .sql file and automatically run the query at a given date and time? I'm not sure how to get it to authenticate using a specific username and password etc. Please provide step by step instructions on doing this.

Thank you!

Sergio