How write the a SQL Server agent Job status to the Windows Application log

16 January,2014 by Tom Collins

Question : Does SQL Server allow a sql server agent job to write the job status to the Windows Application log?

Answer: Writing a message to the Windows Application log is configured via the Notifications tab on the SQL Server Agent job window.

There are 3 options:

When the Job fails

When the job succeeds

When the job completes

I prefer to manage by exception – so usually only write to the application log if the job fails.  There are circumstances where it is necessary to report a job success – in that case , use the When the job succeeds option.

Once the status is written to the Windows Application Log , you can use various methods to retrieve the error message.


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