Topic last updated -- January 2004
The job details could not be read (see the SQLServerAgent errorlog [at the target server] for details).
SQL Server Agent reports this message when a target server fails to add or update a master server job.
The target server must be able to execute a SELECT statement against the msdb database on the master server. When the target server successfully connects to the master server, but the SELECT statement fails, SQL Server Agent reports this error message on the master server.
Make sure that the target server uses an account that has the correct privileges on the master server. In particular, the account must be able to execute a SELECT statement against the msdb database and must also be a member of TargetServersRole.
Intermittent network problems may also cause this error. If the network connection between the target and the master server fails during the SELECT statement, the server logs this error. In this case, retrying the statement may resolve the problem.