When you restore a SQL Server database to another server or PC, sometimes the sysusers table is not consistent...
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and users can't be dropped from the database. Here's how to drop user databases if they can't be dropped using normal syntax like sp_dropuser. This method has been tested on Sybase 11 and Microsoft SQL Server 7 and 2000.
Only DBAs should execute this command!
- Configure "allow update". The default is 0:
sp_configure "allow update",1 use master go reconfigure with override
- Use (DatabaseName)
- You should see UID from table sysusers:
select * from sysusers
- Now you can delete the users database:
delete sysusers where uid = ?
- Check the UID and Name of Users for deleted
- Now configure the system database again:
sp_configure "allow update", 0 use master go reconfigure with override
Susan K. writes: This tip forgets that the user may also have permissions, own objects etc. If one is going into the system tables, one should get all the relevant tables.
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