troubleshooting Question

Problem with xp_cmdshell in a SQL Server Agent Job

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I have an SQL script that includes an xp_cmdshell statement. If I run the script in Management Studio whilst logged in as a particular user everything works.
The user (let's call him userA)  is a member of sysadmin.

If I include the script in a job the job fails. SQL Server agent runs under a domain service account and I'm using Run as user UserA because the script needs to query a database that UserA has access and the domain service account does not.

The error is:
Msg 229, Sev 14, State 5, Line 1 : The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'xp_cmdshell', database 'mssqlsystemresource', schema 'sys'. [SQLSTATE 42000]

The server is SQL Server 2008 R2. xp_cmdshell is enabled. I am not using a proxy (userA is a member of sysadmin role)

Any guidance would be appreciated.
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