Experiencing a little weirdness with SQL Server Management Studio...
Have created a login, that has fixed server role "securityadmin".
The login can create/drop logins, add/remove them as users in
The login can change another login's password, using SQL
from a query window (e.g. alter login bob with password='abc')
However, the login *cannot* change another login's password,
using SSMS GUI (e.g. "Security", "Logins", double-click "Bob",
change password, say "OK"). The error text is:
Change password failed for Login 'Bob'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or
Cannot alter the login 'Bob', because it does not exist or you do
not have permission.
(Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 15151)
I'm trying to add the securityadmin server role to the sa user but have been unable to due to an error occuring. The error says "Add member failed for server role 'securityadmin'. Cannot use the special principal 'sa' Microsoft SQL Server error 15405."
I assumed that the sa account would already have the required permission to perform most operations on the server but I have been asked to try assiging this server role to sa by a support guy for our third party product.
Has anyone got any ideas why this error is occuring? I have been looking on loads of forums but cannot find anything relevant to me.
Ive been reading over the documentation and some stuff online, but I still dont really understand what the difference is and when you would use one vs the other. Can someone put it in simple terms for this dummy (me) ?
I have developed a VB6 program which will activate an Application Role to UPDATE and INSERT some tables in SQL Server 2005.
My program will login with a username, say USER and then run with the rights of the Application Role which will SELECT, UPDATE and INSERT the following tables: 1) Table A 2) Table B 3) Table C
The USER login is a restricted user which has only SELECT permission to Table A, B and C.
I encounter a problem in which my program can only UPDATE table B and table C but Table A. I have double checked the settings of Table A, Table B and Table C. Theirs are all same. Fyi, the column which can't be updated is of type "datetime".
Once i grant USER login UPDATE permission to Table A, my program works perfectly in which it can UPDATE all the tables including Table A.
I have tried for almost 2 days but am still clueless. Any ideas?
I'm developing a web application and i like to use the sql server 2005 role management features istead of developing a role management package in my program, I can do it on my tables and othe database items but I have no idea about using database access rights in my web pages to permit some one viewing or updating a web form... Is there any system table or system stored procedure showing access rights in my data base? or is there another idea to do this??
How can I implementing Membership and Role Management on SQL Server 2005 (not Express)? Anyone have any documentation? Are there any scripts to run that will basically set up the same Database schema on SQL Server 2005 that Express uses? Thanks.
I am having a problem with creating databases in MS SQL 2005 Server. When I attempt to assign an User Mapping for my SQL user account to the newly created database, the "dbo" user and schema is already assigned. When I try to drop this user in favor of my own, I receive an error message: Cannot alter the user "dbo" (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 15150). I am connected to my database engine through the "sa" account.
In sql server 2000, I created some custom database roles called ProjectLeader and Developer. I would make these roles a member in the fixed database roles so that I would only have to add the user to the ProjectLeader or Developer role once and they would presto-magico have the security I wanted them to have with no unecessary mouse clicking. I'm not sure how to repeat this process in 2005? Management Studio doesn't seem to allow you to add a role as a member in another role. Is there a work around or solution for this?
I am very frustrated. Everything works on the local host but when I upload to server I can login to the admin role I created, but when I try to access pages that have role priveleges I get the following error: The SSE Provider did not find the database file specified in the connection string. At the configured trust level (below High trust level), the SSE provider can not automatically create the database file. The ASPNETDB.MDF database was uploaded using the Database Publishing Wizard. Please help!
Using profiler, I tracked down that it is a call to xp_instance_regread. This is something that SSMS is issuing - not me.
We've found in the past that rebooting the server fixes the problem. But it keeps cropping up. The only thing running on this server is SQL 2005 - so if something is monkeying with the registry - it's got to be SQL Server itself.
Querying works just fine - we can use the editor to perform queries without any issue - it's just explorer that goes kaboom.
We have SP2a installed on the server and on most (if not all) of the clients.
This is getting frustrating because it's a production server and we're having to reboot this to fix it.
When I create a new query window in SSMS 2005 (SP2) , I do not have any available database in de SQL Editor pane. Though in the Object Explorer window below, I can access all objects of all databases. The only way to query a table is by using the 'Open Table' feature in the Object Explorer window, then right-click on Pane-->SQL .
I also can open a stored procedure, but not modify it as the SQL Editor pane is disabled.
The SQL-Editor pane is available for all the other servertypes (Analysis, Reporting, Integration).
All services all started.
I re-installed completely SQL2005 and SP2 : nothing changed.
What am I missing ???
Versions = Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 9.00.3042.00
I have installed SQL Server Management Studio 2005 and have beenfinding the equivalent of the Data Transfer Services in SQLServer2000. I think I have worked out that it is in SQL Server IntegrationServices but when I open File-New-Project I do not see the SQL ServerIntegration Services there, though Help assumes that it is availablefor selection when starting a new project..How can I make it visible in the New Project window?I have successfully used the import function so I think this meansthat Inegration Services is there somewhere.I would appreciate some advice,Best wishes, John Morgan
I've created an SSRS report in Visual Studio 2005 which runs fine in the preview. I have a list of server names which when clicked on expands to a list of databases on the chosen server. When I click on a database it then queries a table of information and displays information on that database. The query is something like:
SELECT * FROM MyDB.dbo.DB_info WHERE ServerName = @ServerName and DBname = @DBname
This works fine in preview mode. When I run it in SQL Management Studio via the Custom Reports menu it only works when the chosen server is the one that contains MyDB. I've run a trace and can see the query being issued when I use preview mode. However, when I run it from SSMS I don't see any query being issued to the database. This seems strange as it does return data in the instance described above and if I put MyDB into single-user mode it then complains that it can't access it so it is obviously trying to communicate with the database but not showing up on the trace. I've selected all events and only put a filter on the database name.
Seeing as all of the information is in the same table it seems odd that they query only works when the server name is the one where the database is held and that the query is not shown up in a trace. I'm running the report under the same credentials too.
I'm completely baffled by this so I'd be very grateful if someone could explain what might be happening here.
I am attempting to use dbmail from an application that logs in to my database using an application role. Since the application role does not exist outside the database, I created an spSendEmail in the database with "execute as login='mailagent'" in it: I set the database to trustworthy, created a 'mailagent' account and added it to the msdb database with the databasemailuser role rights.
Email works just fine on the server when I use the execute as login='mailagent' to fire off the msdb..sp_send_dbmail. But from the .NET application, I get the error: "Cannot execute as the server principal because the principal 'mailagent' does not exist, this type of principal cannot be impersonated, or you do not have permission." When I run my spSendEmail stored procedure from the calling database, I get the same error.
Writing to tables created by regular users on MSSQL2005
I have users creating tables through an application, I gave them ddl_admin, datareader, datawriter. They can create tables but cannot insert/update data (to their own tables), I cannot insert data either using Access or any other application to those tables created by them (under dbo schema) Is there something I am missing with permissions? Thank you very much
I am trying to establish a OLEDB connection for a db2 server from SSMS adn some one tell me the settings. I haver tried different options but failed. This is my connection string from SSIS "Data Source=DB2W;User ID=myid;Provider=IBMDADB2.1;Persist Security Info=True;"
I gave Linked Server: DB2W Provider: IBM OLEDB provider for DB2 Product name: ??? DataSource: ??? Provider string:??? Location: ???
Every time I start SSMS 2012 the "Connect to Server" box is partially obscured in that the top of it, the move bar can't be accessed. I've manually moved it using "alt+space" then "M" followed by the arrow keys, but it's getting annoying. Is there any way to change the initial start position of this box?
If you write a query that outputs XML, you'll have a long string in the Results window/tab that is also a link. Clicking on this link opens a new tab in SSMS with the formatted XML string easier to read.
My issue is that clicking on the link opens the "formatted XML string" tab ON THE SAME tab as my code and no way to go back to my code after that ... I need to reload the query from disk, if saved, to erase the "formatted XML" window.
After installing SSMS on some computers - the only way we can get SSMS to run correctly is to run it as the administrator. Is there a way where you don't have to do that? These end users are logging as themselves and have accounts in SQL Server all set up - but SSMS will only launch for them if we right click and select "run as administrator".After doing some digging - it seems that this is a common problem out there.
I have to set up log shipping from Prod server "A" to 2 different DR servers ("B" and "C")...What do i have to do differently (or additional) using the GUI (ie not using Tsql Scripts) to accomplish this, in addition to the steps that are done to log ship to just one DR server?
On a windows 2003 server R2 x64, i had the Framework.net 3.5, Sql Server 2005 express (instance s423553 on NT SERVICENetwork) and Visual Web Developper 2008.
I installed Sql Server Express 2008 Express (install .SQLexpress with the local account sqlserv10). The first time (with the account NTSERVICENetwork), it failed. I uninstalled it and Sql Server Management Studio 2005. The second time, the install end properly. But, can't find SSMS. On a MsSql2008 microsoft page, i've found a link for SSMS 2005. So i installed it.
But, on this server, Sql Server Management Studio Express 2005 does not work with Sql Server 2008. I tried to use the 2008 Instance with Visual Web Developper 2008 but it didn't work (only compatible with sql server 2000, 2005....).
I have a couple enter prise SQL 2000 servers, each might contain around 800 customer databases. each of those 800 databases has its own sql standard login and password and corresponding permission on table select/update/delete and proc exec rights.
I want to create a sever level single login and password, which could read-only those 800 databases all tables only data. Those 800 databases are not always the same, some might be dropped out, new might be added.
If this is impossible, what might be the alternative?
I have a user with DBCREATOR Server role only. That user is able to create database but create table permission denied. how would I set permission on this user, so that this user can create databases and automatically becomes the DBOWNER of that database and can do any action on that database.
In exploring permissions that users have, I find that they all have VIEW ANY DATABASE permission which they inherit from the public server role. You can see this by selecting the Permissions page on the Server Properties dialog and highlighting "public". The permission shows as having been granted by sa. This is listed as a server role. However, it does not show in the list of server roles and I can't find any documentation for it (RTM BOL). Interestingly, if I revoke this permission (which is the only permission this role has), the public server role disappears from view. But I can subsequently regrant the permission with Transact-SQL in master and the role comes back.
I would like more information about this role. It seems to be sort of "secret".
When I revoke the permission, users can't see any databases except master and tempdb (both of which have active guest users) even though they have been granted access to other databases.
What I was trying to accomplish by changing this permission was to allow a user to see only those databases which they are allowed to use. But that does not seem to be possible.
Hi all, I am trying to connect to the database using application role. But gives an error An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) for the given connection string Dim connstring As String = "Data Source=Northwind;Initial Catalog=OrderProcessing;Persist Security Info=True;UserID=application_login;Password=wewewe;"