as a follow up from this question below:

Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

there you can see that for me tu run a powershell script from inside a sql server job, I need to create a proxy.

Both the powershell script and the proxy script are on that link.

what the powershell script does is to delete old backup files on a remote server.

the question that I still have is:

for the whole thing to work on windows server 2012, I could find not other way than granting Administrator on the remote box to the Proxy account. as you can see on the picture below.

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another alternative was to create a powershell script that do both, backups and deletes, and create a sql server job with the following code:

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Is this a powershell limitation when running on a remote server? Are there other ways to work around it, without having to grant admin to the proxy account?

PowerShell Basics: Managing Remote Servers & Sessions

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The account being local Administrator is a requirement for using the Enter-PSSession:

To connect to a remote computer, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the remote computer.

As far as workarounds, I did find this answer on SU. I would read the article in detail that the answer points to fully understand, but this is the main command to adjust permissions:

If you decide you want to allow others, what you do is run the command:

Set-PSSessionConfiguration -Name Microsoft.PowerShell -showSecurityDescriptorUI 

Notice that this action could have a serious impact on your system so we ask you to confirm that you really want to do this.


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