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comparsion of users between two servers


comparsion of users between two servers

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Can we compare users between two servers, for ex: users in production and test environments to see users in the Test Environment that are not in production and inactive Production users that are active in the Test environment.
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Sure you can, but you have a little work to do.

This query lists users per database :
sp_MSForeachdb '
USE ?
select
db_name() as dbname
, sp.name as login
, dp.name as [user]
from sys.database_principals dp
inner join sys.server_principals sp on sp.principal_id = dp.principal_id
WHERE dp.type_desc = ''SQL_USER''
'

Run it on your test and prod server and then :
- compare with Excel for eample
- import your prod users to your dev server (you will have to store the results in a table and then use Import Data wizard in Management Studio)
and compare with a FULL JOIN



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Another option: use a linked server.

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A third option is to use PowerShell. I'm not a PowerShell guy myself, but I think this is an excellent scenario for using it.



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Thank you.
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Is it a good Idea to link Production server to Test server?
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Maybe not, but you could always do it the other way round.

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