sp_delete_maintenance_plan_job (Transact-SQL)

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Disassociates the specified maintenance plan from the specified job.


This stored procedure is used with database maintenance plans. This feature has been replaced with maintenance plans which do not use this stored procedure. Use this procedure to maintain database maintenance plans on installations that were upgraded from a previous version of SQL Server.

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.

|Applies to: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2008 through current version).|

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_delete_maintenance_plan_job [ @plan_id = ] 'plan_id' ,   
   [ @job_id = ] 'job_id'   


[ @plan_id =] 'plan_id'
Specifies the ID of the maintenance plan. plan_id is uniqueidentifier, and must be a valid ID.

[ @job_id =] 'job_id'
Specifies the ID of the job with which the maintenance plan is associated. job_id is uniqueidentifier, and must be a valid ID.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_delete_maintenance_plan_job must be run from the msdb database.

When all jobs have been removed from the maintenance plan, we recommend that users execute sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db to remove the remaining databases from the plan.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_delete_maintenance_plan_job.


This example deletes the job "B8FCECB1-E22C-11D2-AA64-00C04F688EAE" from the maintenance plan.

EXECUTE   sp_delete_maintenance_plan_job N'FAD6F2AB-3571-11D3-9D4A-00C04FB925FC', N'B8FCECB1-E22C-11D2-AA64-00C04F688EAE';  

See Also

Maintenance Plans
Database Maintenance Plan Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)