Call SQL Agent Job on different instance

Mark Sanchez 101 Reputation points

I have a SQL Job on a 2008 R2 instance and would like as it's final step to start another SQL job on a SQL 2019 instance. Is this possible?

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 106.5K Reputation points

    You can set up a CmdExec job that connects with SQLCMD to the other instance and runs sp_start_job. You would have create a proxy user that has permissions to start jobs on the other instance, and you would select this user as Run As for the job.

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  1. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,971 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi MarkSanchez-5028,
    You also can try to configure a linked server to Server 2 in SQL Server 1, and use the linked server with executing msdb.dbo.sp_start_job to call the SQL Server job in Server 2 as the final step of Server 1 job.

    EXEC [Server 2].[msdb].[dbo].[sp_start_job] @job_name = N'jobname';  

    Please refer to How to Create a SQL Server Agent Job that Calls Another Job and How to start SQL Agent job from Another server for more details.

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