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Permissions of Fixed Server Roles

Fixed server roles can be mapped to the more specific permissions that are included in SQL Server 2005. The following table describes the mapping of the fixed server roles to permissions.

Fixed server role Server-level permission

bulkadmin

Granted: ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS

dbcreator

Granted: CREATE DATABASE

diskadmin

Granted: ALTER RESOURCES

processadmin

Granted: ALTER ANY CONNECTION, ALTER SERVER STATE

securityadmin

Granted: ALTER ANY LOGIN

serveradmin

Granted: ALTER ANY ENDPOINT, ALTER RESOURCES, ALTER SERVER STATE, ALTER SETTINGS, SHUTDOWN, VIEW SERVER STATE

setupadmin

Granted: ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER

sysadmin

Granted with GRANT option: CONTROL SERVER

The public role is granted VIEW ANY DATABASE permission.

Members of the securityadmin fixed server role can grant both server-level and database-level permissions.

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