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Security Queries: Server-level

By Greg Drake,

This script contains various queries I have written on the subject of security as it applies to a single SQL Server instance. It's arranged so I can either (A) run one query I need alone or (B) run the whole thing as a batch to dump out everything at once.

Option B might not seem useful at first (information overload!), but consider that if your output in SSMS is set to "Results to Text", this will allow you to quickly copy off a single text file that contains everything you might want to know about that server's security at a point in time. Furthermore, the queries are carefully structured and ordered to be consistent. This makes two of these text files easy to compare with a standard compare/diff/merge application (e.g. WinMerge, Beyond Compare).

Included queries:

  • Server information & settings
  • Server roles
  • Server logins
  • Server role membership
  • Server role and login permissions
  • Server-level SQL/Assembly module EXECUTE AS
  • Database ownership
  • SQL Agent Job ownership
  • SQL Agent Schedule ownership
  • SSIS package ownership
  • Maintenance plan ownership

Please also see related script Security Queries: Database-level.

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