Automating Administrative Tasks (SQL Server Agent)
Microsoft SQL Server allows you to automate administrative tasks. To automate administration, you define predictable administrative tasks and then specify the conditions under which each task occurs. Using automated administration to handle routine tasks and events frees your time to perform other administrative functions.
In This Section
About SQL Server Agent
Contains information that introduces SQL Server Agent and how you can use it.
Components of Automatic Administration
Contains information about jobs, schedules, alerts, and operators.
Security for SQL Server Agent Administration
Contains information about how SQL Server Agent uses roles, subsystems, and proxies to enforce security for automatic administration.
Tools for Automating Administration
Contains information about how SQL Server Management Studio and the Maintenance Plan Wizard can be used to automate administration.
SQL Server Agent
Contains information specifically about SQL Server Agent and how to use it to automate administration.
Implementing SQL Server Agent Security
Contains information about implementing SQL Server Agent security.
Contains information about creating, modifying, and viewing SQL Server Agent jobs.
Monitoring and Responding to Events
Contains information about what events SQL Server Agent can monitor and how it can respond.
Automating Administration Across an Enterprise
Contains information about using a master server and multiple target servers to automate multiserver administration.