Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Removes a security account from a SQL Server role in the current database.
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 ROLE instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.
- [ @rolename = ] 'role'
Is the name of the role from which the member is being removed. role is sysname, with no default. role must exist in the current database.
- [ @membername = ] 'security_account'
Is the name of the security account being removed from the role. security_account is sysname, with no default. security_account can be a database user, another database role, a Windows login, or a Windows group. security_account must exist in the current database.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_droprolemember removes a member from a database role by deleting a row from the sysmembers table. When a member is removed from a role the member loses any permissions it has by membership in that role.
To remove a user from a fixed server role, use sp_dropsrvrolemember. Users cannot be removed from the public role, and dbo cannot be removed from any role.
Use sp_helpuser to see the members of a SQL Server role, and use ALTER ROLE to add a member to a role.
Requires ALTER permission on the role.
The following example removes the user JonB from the role Sales.
EXEC sp_droprolemember 'Sales', 'Jonb';