On a Windows 2000 native domain that does not have a
"Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access Group,"
and where the MSSQLServer service is run under the local system account,
if a job is owned by a Microsoft Windows NT authenticated user, the following
error message might occur when the job is run from a local Windows NT
administrator or after being scheduled. Reviewing the job history displays the
following error message:
The job failed. Unable to
determine if the owner (domain\username) of job testjob has server access
(reason: Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user
'domain\username'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 8198)).
SQLAgent errorlog shows an additional error message:
 SQLServer Error: 8198, Could not obtain information about Windows NT
group/user 'domain\username'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (ConnIsLoginSysAdmin)
The extended stored procedure xp_logininfo
'domain\username' is being called which returns this error
Server: Msg 8198, Level 16, State 8, Procedure
xp_logininfo, Line 58
Could not obtain information about Windows NT
To work around this problem either:
- Change the job owner to a standard SQL Server user or
system administrator (sa).
- Upgrade to Microsoft Windows 2000 and add the Pre-Windows
2000 Compatible Access Group. Next, add the Everyone group to the Pre-Windows
2000 Compatible Access Group.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
HOW TO: Add
Users to Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access Group
By design, Windows 2000 security changes now prevent access
to resources that legacy applications (such as SQL Server 7.0) once could
successfully access (for example, in Windows NT 4.0).