We have Veritas' Backupexec running in our Enterprise and the Veritas Install actually installs MS SQL Server MSDN on each Server in the Enterprise.
It looks like it also sets up a default Maintenance plan within each of the MSDN Instances.
I guess my question is.. Can I manage the Maintenance Plans on these MSDN Instances via the SQL Server EM GUI from my desktop?? Seems like when I look at the Maintenance plans alot of the options are greyed out or not available. What I am trying to do is modify one of the maintenance plans to have the backups deleted after one week (One of the Instances has been running a complete backup on the Backupexec Databases for a year and there are a years worth of backups on the Server) but the option to "remove files older than" is 'greyed out' ??????
I thought Veritas might be the culprit also, So I installed MSDE locally on my machine and I get the same results. In a new maintenance plan, on the 'specify backup disk directory' screen, I put a check in the 'remove files older than' box and the dropdrop that should read 'hours, days, weeks, months' is blank and willl not populate. Is this something that is particular to MSDE?????????