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DROP MASTER KEY (Transact-SQL)
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DROP MASTER KEY (Transact-SQL)

Removes the master key from the current database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


DROP MASTER KEY

This statement takes no arguments.

The drop will fail if any private key in the database is protected by the master key.

Requires CONTROL permission on the database.

The following example removes the master key for the AdventureWorks database.

USE AdventureWorks;
DROP MASTER KEY;
GO

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