Cannot edit the Maintenance Job step – Part 2

Yesterday, I talked about the Backup Task not being editable in the Maintenance Plan. The workaround was also discussed. After posting that topic, I worked more on that and found an easy solution. Here it is.

  • Open SSMS and open the Maintenance Plan for editing
  • Click on the Backup Task and Press F4
  • This will open up the Properties window for that task
  • Navigate to “ExpireDate” property
  • Remove the entry in that property and leave it blank
  • Save the Maintenance Plan

Voila! the Backup task is ready to be edited. Sometimes the easiest of solutions come out after the issue has been resolved. Isn’t it?

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