On top of that, who really cares if job scheduling in being used. Any ERP package has a job scheduler that it uses, why should Oracle's be any different. And if your on 10g or higher then the database does create jobs for AWR & other maintenance tasks. Sheesh, these auditors are getting out of hand. Dick Goulet ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nigel Thomas Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:10 PM To: Roger.Xu@xxxxxxxx Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Oracle Job Scheduling Roger You could also show them the init.ora parameter JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES, and the scheduler attribute max_job_slave_processes: "If JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is 0, DBMS_JOB is disabled, and the maximum number of job slave processes for Scheduler is controlled by the max_job_slave_processes Scheduler attribute." See the 11g documentation <http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b28310/appendix _a003.htm> . It might also help to show them that noone has been granted the various scheduler privileges <http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b28310/schedadm in007.htm#i1011204> . Regards Nigel 2009/2/13 Xu, Roger <Roger.Xu@xxxxxxxx> Will the following 2 SQL's against dba_jobs and dba_scheduler_jobs show auditors that we do not use Oracle Job Scheduling? Is there a better way to convince them?