read system tables permissions in SQL 2000

In SQL 2000, an user is able to read the master system tables like sysfiles, but not able to read msdb tables sysjobs;

Is there different levels of permissions to read system tables?

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> but not able to read msdb tables sysjobs;

Make sure that the user has Connect privilege to msdb database and then SELECT permissions on those tables.
If not, then Grant db_datareader role to that user or GRANT SELECT permissions on the individual tables present in msdb database as required.

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cyberkiwiCommented:
Hi,

Normally users are added to master just so that they can run the system stored procedures (in master).
The msdb is a bit different - it is for things like SQL Agent, backup history etc and does not really interact with user-land.
You can always add the user to msdb using Enterprise manager, under msdb, security.
geek_vjCommented:
>>In SQL 2000, an user is able to read the master system tables like sysfiles, but not able to read msdb tables sysjobs;

Yes, this is because sysfiles corresponds to master database and sysjobs correspond to msdb.

>>Is there different levels of permissions to read system tables?

Yes, as sysjobs correspond to msdb database, the user should be having read access to msdb database to view the details of sysjobs.
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your helpful input.
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