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What happens to sql server if the active directory server goes down and the sql agent services is logged on as a windows user.

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It will continue running, as its already authenticated.

Are you asking because you need to restart an AD server, or has your one and only AD server failed?

  • Yes the one and only AD server would be down for an hour and i am trying to understand the effects that the sql agent services would have on sql server. Would there be excessive error logging/any other effects? – Angel_Boy Sep 25 '14 at 19:36
  • Since the agent is authenticated, jobs should run without issue. – DanBig Sep 25 '14 at 19:41

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