Critical Status - Database-Oriented Issues Plus

It seems that everything has a critical status, especially when it comes to databases and software development! Here's a place for listing issues and ideas relating to database and development issues. I'll list problems and ideas mainly related to SQL Server 2005. Post your thoughts, advice or complaints! Later this year will be the 25th anniversary of being in the trenches of the IT industry. I specialize in database applications development. I'd like to share my experiences with everyone and learn of those of others. You never stop learning.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dropping logins fail - login granted perms to other logins/users

This drove me insane yesterday!!! Simple task of dropping logins from one domain after adding accounts from another domain became a chore when 2 accounts failed to dropped because:

Login 'XXXX\XXXXXXX.xxxxxxx' has granted one or more
permission(s). Revoke the permission(s) before dropping the login.

I tried so many things like revoking granting ability from the acccount after searching who the accounts granted rights to (me!?!) Revokes rights from my account and on and on with no luck. I got frustrated and went home in disgust!!! SO I read that if all fails, drop the account (MINE!!!) that perms were granted to and voila the accounts dropped!!! Buzha!!!


AndrewG said...

Thanks for this, had exact same issue, even went home frustrated..

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