Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).
Removes a SQL Server login or a Windows user or group from a fixed server role.
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 ALTER SERVER ROLE instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
The following example removes the login JackO from the sysadmin fixed server role.
EXEC sp_dropsrvrolemember 'JackO', 'sysadmin';