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When creating a job step in SQL Server 2008 R2 Agent, the third dropdown in the General page is "Run as:" - but this is empty, and seems to always be empty! What is it for?


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up vote 6 down vote accepted

The "Run As" is so that you can specify a proxy account to run the particular step as. The proxy account defines the security context that a job step can run as.

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See for more info on sql server agent proxies. – georgeb Oct 5 '11 at 15:26
Thanks to both of you! – tuseau Oct 6 '11 at 10:34

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