This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The JobServer object exposes attributes associated with SQL Server Agent. SQL Server Agent is responsible for executing scheduled jobs and notifying operators of Microsoft SQL Server error conditions or other SQL Server execution or job states.
With the JobServer object, you can:
Start or stop SQL Server Agent on a server running SQL Server.
Manage alerts, jobs, and operators.
Enlist the server in a multiserver administration group.
The JobServer object is compatible with instances of SQL Server versions 7.0 and later. However, the JobServer2 object extends the functionality of the JobServer object for use with features that were introduced in SQL Server 2000.