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Transfer Logins Task Editor (Logins Page)

Use the Logins page of the Transfer Logins Task Editor dialog box to specify properties for copying one or more SQL Server logins from one instance of SQL Server to another. For more information about this task, see Transfer Logins Task.

Important note Important

When the Transfer Logins task is executed, logins are created on the destination server with random passwords and the passwords are disabled. To use these logins, a member of the sysadmin fixed server role must change the passwords and then enable them. The sa login cannot be transferred.

SourceConnection

Select a SMO connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection to the source server.

DestinationConnection

Select a SMO connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection to the destination server.

LoginsToTransfer

Select the SQL Server logins to copy from the source to the destination server. This property has the options listed in the following table:

Value

Description

AllLogins

All SQL Server logins on the source server will be copied to the destination server.

SelectedLogins

Only logins specified with LoginsList will be copied to the destination server.

AllLoginsFromSelectedDatabases

All logins from the databases specified with DatabasesList will be copied to the destination server.

LoginsList

Select the logins on the source server to be copied to the destination server. This option is only available when SelectedLogins is selected for LoginsToTransfer.

DatabasesList

Select the databases on the source server that contain logins to be copied to the destination server. This option is only available when AllLoginsFromSelectedDatabases is selected for LoginsToTransfer.

IfObjectExists

Select how the task should handle logins of the same name that already exist on the destination server.

This property has the options listed in the following table:

Value

Description

FailTask

Task fails if logins of the same name already exist on the destination server.

Overwrite

Task overwrites logins of the same name on the destination server.

Skip

Task skips logins of the same name that exist on the destination server.

CopySids

Select whether the security identifiers associated with the logins should be copied to the destination server. CopySids must be set to True if the Transfer Logins task is used along with the Transfer Database task. Otherwise, the copied logins will not be recognized by the transferred database.

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