I'm getting the following event log entry from Sql Server 2012:
SQL Server Scheduled Job 'Replication agents checkup' - Status: Failed - Invoked on: 2012-08-04 10:00:00 - Message: The job failed. Unable to determine if the owner (AD\Administrator) of job Replication agents checkup has server access (reason: Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user 'AD\Administrator', error code 0x6e. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 15404)).
I assume this is happening because Sql Server 2012 is using a Virtual Account that can't retrieve the active directory information it needs. From the Sql Server 2012 documentation:
Virtual accounts in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are managed local accounts that provide the following features to simplify service administration. The virtual account is auto-managed, and the virtual account can access the network in a domain environment. If the default value is used for the service accounts during SQL Server setup on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7, a virtual account using the instance name as the service name is used, in the format NT SERVICE\(SERVICENAME). Services that run as virtual accounts access network resources by using the credentials of the computer account in the format (domain_name)\(computer_name)$.
So, the question is: How do I create permissions in my domain controller for the (domain_name)\(computer_name)$ user, and which permissions do I need to grant for Sql Server 2012 to be able to retrieve the information it requires? Or, do I need to switch to a Managed Service Account for this to work properly? Or, should I change the owner of the job to something else?