Server.Grant Method (ServerPermissionSet, String[], Boolean)

Grants access to the specified permission to the grantees and the ability to grant access to other users on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Sub Grant ( _
    permission As ServerPermissionSet, _
    granteeNames As String(), _
    grantGrant As Boolean _
)
public void Grant (
    ServerPermissionSet permission,
    string[] granteeNames,
    bool grantGrant
)
public:
void Grant (
    ServerPermissionSet^ permission, 
    array<String^>^ granteeNames, 
    bool grantGrant
)
public void Grant (
    ServerPermissionSet permission, 
    String[] granteeNames, 
    boolean grantGrant
)
public function Grant (
    permission : ServerPermissionSet, 
    granteeNames : String[], 
    grantGrant : boolean
)

Parameters

  • granteeNames
    A String array that specifies a list of grantees to be denied access to the set of permissions.
  • grantGrant
    A Boolean property that specifies whether the grantee is given the ability to grant the specified set of permissions to other users on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

    If True, the grantee is given the ability to grant the specified set of permissions to other users on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

    If False, the grantee is not given the ability to grant the specified set of permissions to other users on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

Remarks

Updated text:

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

Example

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim svr As Server
svr = New Server()
'Define a ServerPermissionSet that contains permission to Create Endpoint and Alter Any Endpoint.
Dim sps As ServerPermissionSet
sps = New ServerPermissionSet(ServerPermission.CreateEndpoint)
sps.Add(ServerPermission.AlterAnyEndpoint)
'This sample assumes that the grantee already has permission to Create Endpoints. 
'Enumerate and display the server permissions in the set for the grantee specified in the vGrantee string variable.
Dim spis As ServerPermissionInfo()
spis = svr.EnumServerPermissions(vGrantee, sps)
Dim spi As ServerPermissionInfo
Console.WriteLine("=================Before revoke===========================")
For Each spi In spis
    Console.WriteLine(spi.Grantee & " has " & spi.PermissionType.ToString & " permission.")
Next
Console.WriteLine(" ")
'Remove a permission from the set.
sps.Remove(ServerPermission.CreateEndpoint)
'Revoke the create endpoint permission from the grantee.
svr.Revoke(sps, vGrantee)
'Enumerate and display the server permissions in the set for the grantee specified in the vGrantee string variable.
spis = svr.EnumServerPermissions(vGrantee, sps)
Console.WriteLine("=================After revoke============================")
For Each spi In spis
    Console.WriteLine(spi.Grantee & " has " & spi.PermissionType.ToString & " permission.")
Next
Console.WriteLine(" ")
'Grant the Create Endpoint permission to the grantee.
svr.Grant(sps, vGrantee)
'Enumerate and display the server permissions in the set for the grantee specified in the vGrantee string variable.
spis = svr.EnumServerPermissions(vGrantee, sps)
Console.WriteLine("=================After grant=============================")
For Each spi In spis
    Console.WriteLine(spi.Grantee & " has " & spi.PermissionType.ToString & " permission.")
Next
Console.WriteLine("")

Thread Safety

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.

Platforms

Development Platforms

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

Target Platforms

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

See Also

Reference

Server Class
Server Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Grant Server Permissions in Visual Basic .NET
Granting, Revoking, and Denying Permissions
Managing Servers

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