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 remote login mapped to a local login used to execute remote stored procedures against the local server running SQL Server.
This feature will be removed in the next version of Microsoft SQL Server. Do not use this feature in new development work, and modify applications that currently use this feature as soon as possible. Use linked servers and linked-server stored procedures instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
If only remoteserver is specified, all remote logins for that remote server are removed from the local server. If login is also specified, all remote logins from remoteserver mapped to that specific local login are removed from the local server. If remote_name is also specified, only the remote login for that remote user from remoteserver is removed from the local server.
To add local server users, use sp_addlogin. To remove local server users, use sp_droplogin.
Remote logins are required only when you use earlier versions of SQL Server. SQL Server version 7.0 and later versions use linked server logins instead. Use sp_addlinkedsrvlogin and sp_droplinkedsrvlogin to add and remove linked server logins.
sp_dropremotelogin cannot be executed within a user-defined transaction.
A. Dropping all remote logins for a remote server
The following example removes the entry for the remote server ACCOUNTS, and, therefore, removes all mappings between logins on the local server and remote logins on the remote server.
EXEC sp_dropremotelogin 'ACCOUNTS';
B. Dropping a login mapping
The following example removes the entry for mapping remote logins from the remote server ACCOUNTS to the local login Albert.
EXEC sp_dropremotelogin 'ACCOUNTS', 'Albert';
C. Dropping a remote user
The following example removes the login for the remote login Chris on the remote server ACCOUNTS that was mapped to the local login salesmgr.
EXEC sp_dropremotelogin 'ACCOUNTS', 'salesmgr', 'Chris';