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sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account (Transact-SQL)

Creates a proxy credential for xp_cmdshell.

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sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account [ NULL | { 'account_name' , 'password' } ]


Specifies that the proxy credential should be deleted.


Specifies a Windows login that will be the proxy.


Specifies the password of the Windows account.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

The proxy credential will be called ##xp_cmdshell_proxy_account##.

When it is executed using the NULL option, sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account deletes the proxy credential.

Requires CONTROL SERVER permission.

A. Creating the proxy credential

The following example shows how to create a proxy credential for a Windows account called ADVWKS\Max04 with password ds35efg##65.

EXEC sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account 'ADVWKS\Max04', 'ds35efg##65";

B. Dropping the proxy credential

The following example removes the proxy credential from the credential store.

EXEC sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account NULL;