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How to Grant User access to View Linked Server Properties Expand / Collapse
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Posted Monday, March 1, 2010 4:14 PM
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hi, i need to give a User access to just VIEW the properties of a Linked Server. I've tried giving running "GRANT ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER TO [USERID]" but that didn't work. It's fine if they can view/alter the Linked Servers, but I don't want them to touch any of our Databases. I've had to give the UserID, SYSADMIN privileges in order to do so, but now, they've got all the power in the world. Is there a way, to grant a user access to just view/alter Linked Servers and not affect databases? thanks!
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Though this is late, maybe it will help someone else.

You need to have setupadmin rights first, then run

GRANT ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER TO loginname

Now you will be able create or alter linked servers in SQL Server 2008

Now, for SQL Server 2012 - it's a different story.

USE master;
GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO loginname;
GO

USE master;
GRANT ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER TO loginname WITH GRANT OPTION;
GO

NOTE: "WITH GRANT OPTION" should likely be left off, unless you want this user to be able to GRANT these permissions


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