Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All

Database.SetOwner Method (String, Boolean)


Sets the database owner.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public void SetOwner(
	string loginName,
	bool overrideIfAlreadyUser


Type: System.String

A String value that specifies the SQL Server logon that is the new database owner.

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean property value that specifies to override if the specified logon is already a user in the database.

If True, the user who has the specified logon is dropped from the database and made into the database owner.

If False, an error occurs.

You can set the database owner to a server login account. If the specified login is already a user in the database, you either must remove it first, or set the overrideIfAleadyUser parameter to True.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")

'Set the owner to a valid logon. When True, the second 
'parameter will override if the proposed login is 
'already defined as a user on the database.
db.SetOwner(lstr, True)


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")

$db.SetOwner(lstr, $TRUE)
Return to top
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
© 2015 Microsoft