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Error 21770: Name not found in Users collection.

Posted on 1998-08-11
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When I add a login to SQL Server using the sp_addlogin
SP, and then go in through the Enterprise Manager to
add that login to a predefined group, I get the error
"Error 21770: The name 'VDnwid' was not found in Users
collection" I cannot add this login to a group.
What should I be doing here?
 
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by:connex
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how exactly to you add the login? (give sp_addlogin line)
This worked fine for me till now

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by:vd
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Thanks. Here's the line:

isql /U sa /P %1 /S %2 /Q "sp_addlogin %3, %4, %5"

This is obviously executed in a .bat file.
%1 is the sa password; %2 is the server; %3 is the login to be
added; %4 is the password for this login; %5 is the default database for this new login.
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connex earned 200 total points
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Ah thats it :)
You need to call sp_adduser as well.
The sp_addlogin just makes a new entry in the master database about a new login but does not assign it to a db.
just call for the database you want to give the user access

sp_adduser <login_id>[,<username>[,<groupname>]]



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by:vd
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Thankyou!
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by:vd
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I added the sp_adduser statement to my procedure (.bat file)
and I still get the same error!
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by:connex
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So you do now:

use master
sp_addlogin test
go
use mydb
sp_adduser test
go

Yes?

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by:vd
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Thanks. That seems to work.
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