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Error-CreateProcessAsUser on xp_cmdshell


Error-CreateProcessAsUser on xp_cmdshell

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Hi All,

XP_cmdshell is working fine in our environment with a non-sysadmin account. But recently the server got restarted and the xp_cmdshell works under a sys-admin login but throws the below error, if I am trying to execute with non-sysadmin account. No setting changes on user or server level is done while restarting the server.

An error occurred during the execution of xp_cmdshell. A call to 'CreateProcessAsUser' failed with error code: '1314'.

I have dropped the proxy account and recreated it again. But no luck.

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Satheesh E.P. (4/1/2014)
XP_cmdshell is working fine in our environment with a non-sysadmin account.


I don't know about your specific problem but I have to tell you that giving a non-sysadmin account privs to execute xp_CmdShell directly is one of the worst things for security that you could ever do. You should have the user only have the privs to run a protected stored procedure that runs xp_CmdShell in a safe and limited manner.

It's for things like this that xp_CmdShell has gotten such a bad name. ;-)

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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