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sp_srvrolepermission (Transact-SQL)

Displays the permissions of a fixed server role. sp_srvrolepermission returns correct information in SQL Server 2000. The output does not reflect changes to the permissions hierarchy that were implemented in SQL Server 2005. For more information, see Permissions of Fixed Server Roles (Database Engine).

Important noteImportant

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.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_srvrolepermission [ [ @srvrolename = ] 'role']

[ @srvrolename = ] 'role'

Is the name of the fixed server role for which permissions are returned. role is sysname, with a default of NULL. If no role is specified, the permissions for all fixed server roles are returned. role can have one of the following values.

Value

Description

sysadmin

System administrators

securityadmin

Security administrators

serveradmin

Server administrators

setupadmin

Setup administrators

processadmin

Process administrators

diskadmin

Disk administrators

dbcreator

Database creators

bulkadmin

Can execute BULK INSERT statements

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column name

Data type

Description

ServerRole

sysname

Name of a fixed server role

Permission

sysname

Permission associated with ServerRole

The permissions listed include the Transact-SQL statements that can be executed, and other special activities that can be performed by members of the fixed server role. To display a list of the fixed server roles, execute sp_helpsrvrole.

The sysadmin fixed server role has the permissions of all the other fixed server roles.

Requires membership in the public role.

The following query returns the permissions associated with the sysadmin fixed server role.

EXEC sp_srvrolepermission 'sysadmin';
GO
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