Attempting to run PS / DBA tools script as a SQL Agent job

  • If I run my PS script with PS as an ADMIN interactively it runs fine.  If I attempt to run it as a SQL Agent job it has issues.  I think the problem is it needs to run as an ADMIN but I cannot figure out how to do that.  Has anyone had issues running a PS Script as a SQL Agent job?  The ID running this is an Admin on the server and within SQL Server as well.


    New-Item : Access to the path 'C:\Users\SVC_TP~1\AppData' is denied.

    At line:28 char:13

    + $null = New-Item -Path $temp -ItemType Directory -Force

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (C:\Users\SVC_TP~1\AppData\Local\Temp:String) [Ne

    w-Item], UnauthorizedAccessException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CreateDirectoryUnauthorizedAccessError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Command


  • The sqljob proxy account ( or sqlagent service account is no proxy account is used ) needs to be granted the needed authority to run the script.

    Don't use "C:\Users\..." as those always are more secured than regular folders e.g. C:\PoSh\..."


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  • That account is an Admin on the server.  Also, I am not sure where the C:\Users comes into play because I am not specifying that at all.

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