troubleshooting Question

DB Mail and Maintenance Plans Stopped Working

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008
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Ack, please help!  We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 server running on Windows Server 2008 R2
and it was running 100% wonderful up till this weekend when the Network Administrator installed windows service updates...

Now, my DB Mail doesn't work and my Maintenance Plan jobs are failing. :(

The DB Mail gives the following error:
Object Instance Not Set to an Instance of an Object.

The Maintenance Plans say:
Failed to acquire connection "Local Server Connection".  Connection may not be configured correctly or you may not have the right permissions on this connection.

The SQL Agent starts up with a DOMAIN account that has Admin rights on the server.

I have tried deleting the Mail account and profiles and recreating them ...that did not fix the DB mail problem... I'm at a loss...

Does anybody know what windows updates would cause this problem?  The network admin thinks it could be "a legacy .NET issue".  But he's just guessing... Thanks!

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