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Changing the Owner of Tables in SQL Server
You may configure SQL Server such that users who are not dbo may create tables, but you set yourself up for a world of pain.
Soon, you can no longer do simple table selects (because dbo is inferred) and instead must resort to prefacing every join with [user].[tablename].[fieldname].
The solution is a SQL Server system stored procedure sp_changeobjectowner:
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'user.table', 'dbo'
Note that this operation will clear all privileges.
Credit goes to my old co-worker Bruce, who shared this solution many six years ago in an email titled, "Lucky You". I had several hundred tables and views to re-title and privilege at the time.
Posted by idfg-bthomas at 04/20/2011 in
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