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username instead of dbo while creating the table

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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_26855708.html

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When the user is trying to create a table..it is showing as [username].[tablename] instead of [dbo].[tablename]
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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you have to specify
CREATE TABLE dbo.tablename
to get dbo as owner.
other wise, it will be the username as default.

unless the username has the db_owner role, in that case, the default is dbo indeed, and not the username
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by:anilkullam
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yeah i did conveyed the same to the user, but since they are running DTS packages wherein some tables are created (it is here that the schema is becoming a problem) and when comparing it with tables with dbo schema the dts is failing....previously when the users complained that they were not able to see jobs in the server, I have added the user under msdb targetserverrole n nothing else...
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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so, in the DTS, they have to prefix the table names also by the schema name ...
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what have you got the users default schema set to?

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by:anilkullam
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nothing...they were existing users on the server....prefixing the names to the DTS i think no...they were just executing them and no inputs and it is after getting the error  that they can get to know that something is wrong
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by:anilkullam
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how do I change schema for this particular user in sql server 2000.
starting 2005 we will be able to do this the following way but I need to do it in SQL Server 2000... help guys
USE AdventureWorks2008R2;
ALTER USER Mary51 WITH DEFAULT_SCHEMA = Purchasing;
GO
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by:anilkullam
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@lowfatspread:Im not sure if we can set default schema in sql server 2000 since schema is introduced in 2005, however can u pls share ur views on the same

Also sorry for the extended delay
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sql 2000 no i don't think you can either...

what are your users creating tables for?

why give them that ability?
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by:anilkullam
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finally I gave admin rights since they were also part of the group and guess it fixed the prob since they didnt complain further and also with sa rights the schema will be default as dbo even in sql server 2000.
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