Applies a job to one or more target servers or to the target servers belonging to one or more target server groups.
sp_apply_job_to_targets [ @job_id = ] job_id | [ @job_name = ] 'job_name'
[ , [ @target_server_groups = ] 'target_server_groups' ]
[ , [ @target_servers = ] 'target_servers' ]
[ , [ @operation = ] 'operation' ]
[@job_id =] job_id
Is the job identification number of the job to apply to the specified target servers or target server groups. job_id is uniqueidentifier, with a default of NULL.
[@job_name =] 'job_name'
Is the name of the job to apply to the specified the associated target servers or target server groups. job_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.
Note Either job_id or job_name must be specified, but both cannot be specified.
[@target_server_groups =] 'target_server_groups'
Is a comma-separated list of target server groups to which the specified job is to be applied. target_server_groups is nvarchar(1024), with a default of NULL.
[@target_servers =] 'target_servers'
Is a comma-separated list of target servers to which the specified job is to be applied. target_servers is nvarchar(1024), with a default of NULL.
[@operation =] 'operation'
Is whether the specified job should be applied to or removed from the specified target servers or target server groups. operation is varchar(7), with a default of APPLY. Valid operations are APPLY and REMOVE.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_apply_job_to_targets provides an easy way to apply (or remove) a job from multiple target servers, and is an alternative to calling sp_add_jobserver (or sp_delete_jobserver) once for each target server required.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_apply_job_to_targets.
This example applies the previously created Backup Customer Information job to all the target servers in the Servers Maintaining Customer Information group.
USE msdb EXEC sp_apply_job_to_targets @job_name = 'Backup Customer Information', @target_server_groups = 'Servers Maintaining Customer Information', @operation = 'APPLY'