Maintenance plan error

Unable to start execution of step 1 (reason: line(1): Syntax error).  The step failed.

Fixed by:

Editing the job by add a leading “” to the package path so that is reads:  Maintenance PlansPlanName

Steps:

  • Right click the MaintenancePlan under SQL Server AgentsJobs and click Properties.
  • Go down to Steps
  • Highlight your SubPlan and click Edit
  • Add a Backslash to the beginning of the path listed in the “Package” box

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