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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:
Reviewing the SQLAgent errorlog shows an additional 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)).
The extended stored procedure xp_logininfo 'domain\username' is being called which returns this error message:
 SQLServer Error: 8198, Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user 'domain\username'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (ConnIsLoginSysAdmin)
Server: Msg 8198, Level 16, State 8, Procedure xp_logininfo, Line 58
Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user 'domain\username'.
To work around this problem either:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303973/ )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).