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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
public void SetOwner (
	String loginName, 
	boolean overrideIfAlreadyUser
public function SetOwner (
	loginName : String, 
	overrideIfAlreadyUser : boolean



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


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.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

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.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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

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

'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)

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.

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