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This tip allows the cloning of SQL Server 7 databases to SQL Server 2000 that have named users with database administrator privileges. Using this tip enables the security role that already exists for each of the database instances to be added to the global security role, and provides the applicable privileges to the named instances. Without this tip the database administrator will receive an error, stating that this user already exists!
USE dbname UPDATE sysusers sed id= ( SELECT SID FROM master dbo.sysxlogins WHERE UPPER(name)='USERNAME' ) WHERE UPPER(name)='USERNAME' GO Prior to this script you must ensure that you have ticked the 'Allow modification to be made directly to the system catalog' checkbox in SQL Server configuration Properties! Code: USE dbname UPDATE sysusers sed id= ( SELECT SID FROM master dbo.sysxlogins WHERE UPPER(name)='USERNAME' ) WHERE UPPER(name)='USERNAME' GO
About the author: David McGrath is a database administrator located in England.
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This was first published in July 2005