Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Removes a database user from 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 DROP USER instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
- [ @name_in_db = ] 'name'
Is the name of the database user to be removed. name is a sysname with no default. name can be the name of a server login, a Windows login, or a Windows group, and must exist in the current database. When you specify a Windows login or Windows group, specify the name by which it is known in the database.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
When the database user is removed, the permissions and aliases that depend on the user are also removed.
sp_revokedbaccess can remove only database users from the current database. Before removing a database user that owns objects in the current database, you must either transfer ownership of the objects or drop them from the database. For more information, see ALTER AUTHORIZATION (Transact-SQL).
sp_revokedbaccess cannot be executed within a user-defined transaction.
Requires ALTER ANY USER permission on the database.
The following example removes the database user mapped to Edmonds\LolanSo from the current database.
EXEC sp_revokedbaccess 'Edmonds\LolanSo'; GO