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The database principal owns objects in the database and cannot be dropped


The database principal owns objects in the database and cannot be dropped

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Hi guys, Recently we got this error:
The database principal owns objects in the database and cannot be dropped.
The database version is SQL Server 2008,
I have checked that user doesn't have schema,procedure,function,table,view and so on.
My question is: how to check the user's objects?
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Anyone can help is very appreciate!
Thanks!
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this blog has a good explanation and the scripts to track down the offending schema:
http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2011/12/26/sql-server-fix-error-15138-the-database-principal-owns-a-schema-in-the-database-and-cannot-be-dropped/

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Can't remember where I found it, use this script to determine which objects are owned by the user

;with objects_cte as
(
select
o.name,
o.type_desc,
case
when o.principal_id is null then s.principal_id
else o.principal_id
end as principal_id
from sys.objects o
inner join sys.schemas s
on o.schema_id = s.schema_id
where o.is_ms_shipped = 0
and o.type in ('U', 'FN', 'FS', 'FT', 'IF', 'P', 'PC', 'TA', 'TF', 'TR', 'V')
)
select
cte.name,
cte.type_desc,
dp.name
from objects_cte cte
inner join sys.database_principals dp
on cte.principal_id = dp.principal_id
where dp.name = 'user_name'



Use this script to change the owner to dbo
alter authorization on object_name to dbo


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Even i had faced the same issue but user was a database owner in my case, so i tried like
changing EXEC Sp_changedbowner 'SA' and tried dropping the user it worked.

We may need to give ownership to other user of objects or database to other before deleting the object owner
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Can't remember where I found it, use this script to determine which objects are owned by the user

;with objects_cte as
(
select
o.name,
o.type_desc,
case
when o.principal_id is null then s.principal_id
else o.principal_id
end as principal_id
from sys.objects o
inner join sys.schemas s
on o.schema_id = s.schema_id
where o.is_ms_shipped = 0
and o.type in ('U', 'FN', 'FS', 'FT', 'IF', 'P', 'PC', 'TA', 'TF', 'TR', 'V')
)
select
cte.name,
cte.type_desc,
dp.name
from objects_cte cte
inner join sys.database_principals dp
on cte.principal_id = dp.principal_id
where dp.name = 'user_name'



Use this script to change the owner to dbo
alter authorization on object_name to dbo




Hi, I tried this sql and it returns no data! Also this database user is not a db_owner user!
Thanks all the same!
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Lowell (5/3/2013)
this blog has a good explanation and the scripts to track down the offending schema:
http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2011/12/26/sql-server-fix-error-15138-the-database-principal-owns-a-schema-in-the-database-and-cannot-be-dropped/

Hi, also I tried this way, and the sql didn't return data! I check that use didn't have schema!
Thanks all the same!
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zhazhuzhao (5/5/2013)
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Can't remember where I found it, use this script to determine which objects are owned by the user

;with objects_cte as
(
select
o.name,
o.type_desc,
case
when o.principal_id is null then s.principal_id
else o.principal_id
end as principal_id
from sys.objects o
inner join sys.schemas s
on o.schema_id = s.schema_id
where o.is_ms_shipped = 0
and o.type in ('U', 'FN', 'FS', 'FT', 'IF', 'P', 'PC', 'TA', 'TF', 'TR', 'V')
)
select
cte.name,
cte.type_desc,
dp.name
from objects_cte cte
inner join sys.database_principals dp
on cte.principal_id = dp.principal_id
where dp.name = 'user_name'



Use this script to change the owner to dbo
alter authorization on object_name to dbo




Hi, I tried this sql and it returns no data! Also this database user is not a db_owner user!
Thanks all the same!


Silly question - Are you executing the script against the correct database?
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Are u sure there is no DB or schema connected to that user.
plz try this.

Use [Master]
select name, default_database_name from sys.sql_logins
go
Use [User_name]
select * from sys.user_token
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Hi there,
Did you note the error number, that would help a lot to fix.

And Do you have the witness server, Run the script given above, that should fix.
thanks
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