Send SQL Server Agent Error Messages

This topic describes how to how to configure Microsoft SQL Server Agent to send its error messages by way of net send in SQL Server 2012 by using SQL Server Management Studio.

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Limitations and Restrictions

  • Object Explorer only displays the SQL Server Agent node if you have permission to use it.

  • The Microsoft Windows Messenger service must be running to receive net send events.



To perform its functions, SQL Server Agent must be configured to use the credentials of an account that is a member of the sysadmin fixed server role in SQL Server. The account must have the following Windows permissions:

  • Log on as a service (SeServiceLogonRight)

  • Replace a process-level token (SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege)

  • Bypass traverse checking (SeChangeNotifyPrivilege)

  • Adjust memory quotas for a process (SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege)

For more information about the Windows permissions required for the SQL Server Agent service account, see Select an Account for the SQL Server Agent Service and Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions.

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To send SQL Server Agent error messages

  1. In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the server that contains the SQL Server Agent error log from which you want to send error messages via net send.

  2. Right-click SQL Server Agent and select Properties.

  3. In the SQL Server Agent Properties – server_name dialog box, under Error log on the General page, , type the user name or computer name to which you want to send error messages in the Net send recipient box.

  4. Click OK.

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