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xp_grantlogin (Transact-SQL)

Grants a Windows group or user access to SQL Server.

Important note Important

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use CREATE LOGIN instead.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

xp_grantlogin {[@loginame = ] 'login'} [,[@logintype = ] 'logintype']

[ @loginame = ] 'login'

Is the name of the Windows user or group to be added. The Windows user or group must be qualified with a Windows domain name in the form Domain\User. login is sysname, with no default.

[ @logintype = ] 'logintype'

Is the security level of the login being granted access. logintype is varchar(5), with a default of NULL. Only admin can be specified. If admin is specified, login is granted access to SQL Server, and added as a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

xp_grantlogin is now a system stored procedure instead of an extended stored procedure. xp_grantlogin calls sp_grantlogin and sp_addsrvrolemember.

Requires membership in the securityadmin fixed server role. When changing the logintype, requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.

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