troubleshooting Question

Take a database offline when it has open connections

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I want to take a database offline to do some testing. When I select the database > right click > Select All Tasks > Take Offline I get the error:

[Microsoft SQL-DMO (ODBC SQLState: 42000)] Error 5070: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Database state cannot be changed while other users are using the database 'myDB'

Two questions:
1) How do you determine who or what is connected to the database?
2) How do you kill those connections?

Russell Lindell

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