A bit about the stuff I've done

Friday, 10 August 2012

Fixing: Msg 15137, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account, Line 1 An error occurred during the execution of sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account. Possible reasons: the provided account was invalid or the '##xp_cmdshell_proxy_account##' credential could not be created. Error code: '0'.

This one has been driving my crazy for ages. There are plenty of blog posts out there explaining how to fix this one by running SSMS as an administrator but in my case this did not help. The problem I was having was actually a really subtle one - getting the username right. In all other contexts I am able to use 'ip.add.re.ss\username' Not here so to fix the error in my case I had to use 'servername\username' Hopefully this post will save someone else a major headache!

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