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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 08/15/2013 :  09:43:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Version: SQL server 2008
I created a Windows SQL server account, not a SQL account (i.e. added an account that is on AD.

Added "public" and "db_owner" permission to a database.

when that user runs a simple "delete" command, he gets "delete permission denied" error.

When I give him "server role" sys admin, he is able to run this command.

I really thought db_owner permission should give him to run any scripts except for some hardcore permission changed on that database.

Am I wrong? Or is something wrong with this user.

I even tried deleting his accounts from the database (Database - users) and re adding him but it doesn't work.

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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 08/15/2013 :  11:41:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you mapped or added that user to the db_owner database role?
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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  14:35:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that user a part of an AD security group - where that security group has explicitly been denied delete access to the tables?
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  15:53:41  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is it simple delete command or is it trying to accessing an object in another database? If the answer is no, then the issue must be what Jeff mentioned.

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Bustaz Kool
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  18:18:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a trigger on the table?

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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 06/25/2014 :  12:11:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is unbelievable.
Here is the summary
There user belongs to 7 AD user groups that has an account on this SQL server instance.
Only one of them has access to the Database in question. (When I select Security - Logins - User Mapping).
And this group has db_owner permission on the database (If I see in Usermapping for the database; Server role is public).
On the the database, i did this:

select * from sys.database_permissions
where grantee_principal_id in (USER_ID('domainname\Group'))

it returns this:

So, i guess this is ok. or should it say "Delete" under "permissions" column there?

So confused with this issue.
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Posted - 07/09/2014 :  03:51:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It so happens with few database objects that user with db_owner role is not able to perform the required operations.

For a workaround, you can exclusively grant delete privileges on the objects required using GRANT DELETE.

If you want to review further on the cause, look for the login 'dbo' is mapped to and reset owner to 'sa'.
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