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Handy Script: Find Running SQL Agent Jobs


April 13, 2015 by Mike Hillwig

One of the things SQL Server doesn’t make all that easy is to know what SQL Agent jobs are running. At least that’s what I used to think.

After turning to multiple search engine queries, I was equipped with all kinds of complex scripts that parsed MSDB tables in all kinds of ways, but they never told me what I really wanted to know. What is running NOW. Then one day, I stumbled across this. I just wish I knew who had originally posted it so I could thank them.

[SQL]exec msdb.dbo.sp_help_job @execution_status=1[/SQL]

This little thing tells me precisely which SQL Agent jobs are running at the moment, and that fills a great need in a lot of cases.