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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 11/05/2013 :  15:32:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

We run our SQL Agent service under a domain account reserved for that purpose.

However, I have created a new job which runs an SSIS package to send files to a secured ftp site (uses a 3rd party SFTP tool).

It's a long story but the scheduled job (SQL Agent) fails when it runs as a scheduled job. I briefly changed the Agent service to run under my domain account and the job then ran successfully.

** How can I force this job to execute under my domain account? **
Thanks for any ideas. Jack

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Posted - 11/05/2013 :  15:37:19  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can use the Run As feature in the job step. You'll need to setup a credential (pointing to your account) and a proxy, and then modify the job step to use that proxy.

But why not just fix the permissions so that the domain account can run it?

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 11/05/2013 :  17:28:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Tara. Yes I knew about the proxy option.

And fixing the permissions for the windows service account is the best way to go.... I just don't know what it needs because that account as well as mine have sysadmin and local admin rights.

I'm using WinSCP tool for sending to a secured FTP site. The SSIS task which executes WinSCP fails when the job runs with Agent service set to the usual account. If I change the Agent service to logon as MY account, bounce the service.... then the job will run successfully from a schedule.

More info than you wanted I;m sure :-)
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