Job Properties (Management Studio)

Use the Job Properties page to view information about an in-progress report or subscription before you cancel it.

To open this page, start SQL Server Management Studio, connect to a report server, and open the Jobs folder. Right-click a job that is running, and then click Properties.


This feature is not supported in SQL Server Express with Advanced Services. The page does not appear when you are running the Express edition.


Before you can view information about a job, refresh the page to retrieve information about jobs that are currently running on the report server:

  1. Open the report server folder.

  2. Right-click Jobs, and then click Refresh.

  3. If a job is listed, right-click the job, and then click Properties.


  • Job ID
    A GUID that is assigned to a job while it is processing. The value is randomly generated each time a report or subscription runs.

  • Job Status
    Valid values are New and Running. Status is always New when the job begins. After 60 seconds, status changes to Running. You must refresh the page to pick up the change.

  • Job Type
    Valid values are User and System. A user job is any job that is initiated by an individual user. This includes running a report on-demand, manually generating a report history snapshot, or manually creating a report execution snapshot. An in-progress standard subscription is also a user job. A system job is one that is initiated by the report server. System jobs include report processing that is triggered by a schedule.

  • Job Action
    For reports, this column shows which report execution processes are underway. This value is always Render.

  • Job Description
    Reporting Services does not provide job descriptions by default.

  • Server Name
    Shows the name of the report server that is processing the job. If you configured a scale-out deployment, this value will show which server is processing the job.

  • Report Name
    Shows the name of the report. Subscriptions are identified by their descriptions.

  • Report Path
    Shows the path of the report in the report server folder hierarchy.

  • Start Time
    Shows when the process started.

  • User Name
    For processes initiated by a user, this column shows the name of the user. For system jobs, this is the name of the report server.