I have two databases in different servers (server1 , server2)

server1: Login : login1 / password :123 /member of sysadmin (user user1,password:pass)
server2 : Login :login1 / password :123 /member of sysadmin (user user1,password:pass)

when I try to connect to server1's linked server from server2 , I can do it without issue in stored procedures.
but when I try to run sp in sql jobs in server2, this issue happens:

The job failed.The Job was invoked by User user1. Executed as user: Server2\Administrator. Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication. [SQLSTATE 28000] (Error 18452). The step failed.

(the owner of sql job is Login1)

Whats the point?Thank you for any help.

1 Answer 1


The job is executed as the SQL Agent account, unless you have configured a proxy. The owner of the job is irrelevant as long as the SQL Agent account can verify that the owner is valid (still exists in AD/SQL).

Verify which account is running the job, either the SQL Agent account or the Proxy account. Then verify that account has permissions into the linked server. Or create a proxy account for this job.

  • thanks for reply. I set user account to one administrator user , the error is changed to "Executed as user: dbo. Remote access not allowed for Windows NT user activated by SETUSER. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 7410). The step failed."
    – SarahN
    Oct 27, 2015 at 4:38
  • Is the owner of the job "sa"? How is the linked server configured for authentication? Check out this link. support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/811031 Oct 27, 2015 at 13:25

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