sp_addsrvrolemember (Transact-SQL)

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Adds a login as a member of a fixed server role.

Important

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 ALTER SERVER ROLE instead.

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|Applies to: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2008 through current version).|

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

Syntax


sp_addsrvrolemember [ @loginame= ] 'login'   
    , [ @rolename = ] 'role'  

Arguments

[ @loginame = ] 'login'
Is the name of the login being added to the fixed server role. login is sysname, with no default. login can be a SQL Server login or a Windows login. If the Windows login has not already been granted access to SQL Server, access is automatically granted.

[ @rolename = ] 'role'
Is the name of the fixed server role to which the login is being added. role is sysname, with a default of NULL, and must be one of the following values:

  • sysadmin

  • securityadmin

  • serveradmin

  • setupadmin

  • processadmin

  • diskadmin

  • dbcreator

  • bulkadmin

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

When a login is added to a fixed server role, the login gains the permissions associated with that role.

The role membership of the sa login and public cannot be changed.

Use sp_addrolemember to add a member to a fixed database or user-defined role.

sp_addsrvrolemember cannot be executed within a user-defined transaction.

Permissions

Requires membership in the role to which the new member is being added.

Examples

The following example adds the Windows login Corporate\HelenS to the sysadmin fixed server role.

EXEC sp_addsrvrolemember 'Corporate\HelenS', 'sysadmin';  
GO  

See Also

Security Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
sp_addrolemember (Transact-SQL)
sp_dropsrvrolemember (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Security Functions (Transact-SQL)
CREATE SERVER ROLE (Transact-SQL)
DROP SERVER ROLE (Transact-SQL)