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Urgent:Changing Login name of a DB user

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Hey experts,

  In the list of users of a DB, I have the following:
 
  dbo (with Login Name ecmp)
  ecmp (with no Login Name)
 
  I want to change it to become as follows:
 
  dbo (with Login Name sa)
  ecmp (with Login Name ecmp)
 
  any help on the fastest way to do that?
 
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/tsqlref/ts_sp_ca-cz_8qzy.asp

exec sp_change_users_login 'Update_One' , 'dbo', 'sa'
exec sp_change_users_login 'Update_One' , 'ecmp', 'ecmp'
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>>angelIII

I fixed it after using the AutoFix option; There was an error in using yours regarding the sa login:
Terminating this procedure. 'sa' is a forbidden value for the login name parameter in this procedure.

It's amazing how you know all these internal stored procedures...many thanks for your super help!!
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Apparently I need to do the change on user dbo too.....it's a bit urgent..any help how to do that??
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>Terminating this procedure. 'sa' is a forbidden value for the login name parameter in this procedure.
interesting. I never tried it on dbo/sa, so good to know.

>Apparently I need to do the change on user dbo too.....it's a bit urgent..any help how to do that??
this looks like you made ecmp user the dbowner.
I know that with sp_changedbowner you can change the ownership to another user of the database, which makes that one dbo, but I don't know how to make the dbo as such.
possibly, this might work:
* use sp_changedbowner to make ecmp user the owner
* drop the dbo
* grant sa login permissions to the database
* use sp_changedbowner to make that new user the owner of the db
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I solved it by detaching the DB, re-attaching it with sa the owner, then doing the same thing again with ecmp being the owner (which I want it to be), and it did the trick!
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