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How to: Allow User Access to Subsystem by Using a Proxy Account in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes the steps that are required to let a user access a subsystem by using a proxy account in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

The code example shows how to allow a user access to a specified subsystem by using the AddSubSystem method of the ProxyAccount object.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Declare a JobServer object variable and reference the SQL Agent.
Dim js As JobServer
js = srv.JobServer
'Define a Credential object variable by supplying the parent server and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim c As Credential
c = New Credential(srv, "Proxy_accnt")
'Set the identity to a valid login represented by the vIdentity string variable. 
'The sub system will run under this login.
c.Identity = vIdentity
'Create the credential on the instance of SQL Server.
'Define a ProxyAccount object variable by supplying the SQL Agent, the name, the credential, the description arguments in the constructor.
Dim pa As ProxyAccount
pa = New ProxyAccount(js, "Test_proxy", "Proxy_accnt", True, "Proxy account for users to run job steps in command shell.")
'Create the proxy account on the SQL Agent.
'Add the login, represented by the vLogin string variable, to the proxy account. 
'Add the CmdExec subsytem to the proxy account. 
'Now users logged on as vLogin can run CmdExec job steps with the specified credentials.