Minimum Database Permissions Requirements for Microsoft Sync Framework

Minimum Database Permissions Requirements for Microsoft Sync Framework

SQL Server 2008


Sync Framework Technical Article

Writer: John Mulhausen

Technical Reviewer: Dong Cao

Published: October 2009

Applies to: Microsoft Sync Framework (All Versions)

Summary:  This paper describes the minimum permissions requirements for various synchronization operations using Microsoft Sync Framework with SQL Server products.


Microsoft® Sync Framework is a data synchronization platform that enables developers to synchronize with any kind of data over any protocol, including SQL Server databases. This article enumerates the permissions needed for provisioning a database for synchronization, and performing sync operations.


To provision a database for synchronization, the client must use credentials that have the following permissions:

  • CREATE TABLE permission on the database being provisioned.
  • CREATE PROCEDURE permission on the database being provisioned.
  • SELECT and ALTER permissions on each user table.
  • If no user tables exist, grant SELECT and ALTER permissions to the user table schema.
  • AUTHORIZATION permission on the schema for all provision tracking tables.


After provisioning, the client must have the following permissions to perform synchronization tasks:

  • EXECUTE permission on the database being synchronized.
  • SELECT and UPDATE permission to the scope_info table.
  • SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE permissions to each table if data table and stored procedures created by Microsoft Sync Framework are not in the same schema.
  • SELECT and DELETE permission to each tracking table.


For more information: : How to: Provision a Server Database for Collaborative Synchronization : Synchronizing SQL Server and SQL Server Compact : Microsoft Sync Framework Developer Center

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