Removes the master key from the current database.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through
current version), SQL Database V12 (
Preview in some regions).
Transact-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 AdventureWorks2012 database.
DROP MASTER KEY;