Jul
7
2011

Editing Jobs / Maint plans not possible on SP2 tools if server name > 30 characters in length

Today, while doing some maintenance plan modification encountered a unique issue, recieved following error while modifying/opening any maintenance plan or job,

Error Screenshots:
Job error:

Maintenance Plan error:

Later on investigation found that this is a known bug with SQL Server 2005 SP2 that if SQL Server name exceeds 30 chars then this issue will occur, for e.g. if SQL server name is dazsqlmper234_1234\dbajsasalsa_456

Issue: SQL Agent Jobs and Maint plans are not editable when using SP2 tools against servers with a server name > 30 characters.

Symptoms:

You use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to connect to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. When you try to edit a SQL Server Agent job or a maintenance plan, you receive the following error message:

Error: 8152, Severity: 16, State: 13

Resolution: Following fix is provided by Microsoft link

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3


Users also reported this as bug, one such link: http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/273298/editing-jobs-maint-plans-not-possible-on-sp2-tools-if-server-name-30-characters-in-length


Final Verdict: Keep your SQL server up to date wit latest SP or CU, anything can happen even a wrong choice of SQL server name 😉

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