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We're running SQL Server 2008

I want to create a login and give it access to one database (which I did). But, when this login connects via Management Studio, they can see the names of the other databases. How can I hide even the ability to see what other databases exist?

Thanks in advance.
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This thread has an answer for your question

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/935018/hide-sql-database-from-management-studio

Create a user account (make sure its not mapped to any Database)
Right Click on the upper section of the SQL (SQLSERVER Name)>Properties>Permissions>Click on the user account, and select Deny to view databases.
Right Click on the newly created DB, Properties,Files, and change the Owner to the newly created account.
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Thanks for your reply.

I have a couple of questions.

first, this is a user I've already created. I'm going to delete it.

What is the proper order for creating a user.

Do I first create a Login under Security, then add that user under Users for the database?

How do I "change the Owner" of the database to the new account?
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by:skbohler
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OK, I think I followed the instructions properly.

However, even though the user is the db_owner of the database, when they login, they can see no databases now.

??
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OK, I finally got it working.
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