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Granting Access to a Database

New: 14 April 2006

Mary now has access to this instance of SQL Server 2005, but does not have permission to access the databases. She does not even have access to her default database TestData until you authorize her as a database user.

To grant Mary access, switch to the TestData database, and then use the CREATE USER statement to map her login to a user named Mary.

  1. Type and execute the following statements (replacing computer_name with the name of your computer) to grant Mary access to the TestData database.

    USE [TestData];
    CREATE USER [Mary] FOR LOGIN [computer_name\Mary];

    Now, Mary has access to both SQL Server 2005 and the TestData database.