Tables and Views with other prefix than dbo.**

When a Table or View is added to a database, it is normally called something like:

But on some Windows server these are added like:

What might cause this?
Stef MerlijnDeveloperAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
this means that the user creating the objects has db_owner permissions, and does not specify "dbo" when creating the objects.

to change the owner of the objects:

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Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Why have Stored Procedures have a prefix of dbo.<spname> anyway?
Is this not dependent on the DB-ownership?
If the User who creating table \ view having schema of his own name and then the objected created by the user will be with his default schema

check this Article

to verify what schema is the default schem of an user

i) Right clcik the User under the server level "Logins" in 'Security"
ii) Click the Properteis
iii) Select "User Mapping" in the Left hand menu
iv) Check whats the UserSchema and DataBase Schema
v) Change it to which schema you want it.
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there must not be any stored procedure created by those user. Or if there is, they might have created with dbo. and they have permission on the schema dbo too..
Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
I've tried to change the Schema to "dbo" for the login-user on SQL Server.
But when saving I get an errormessage:
The DEFAULT_SCHEMA clause cannot be used wth a windows group or with principals mapped to Certificates or asymmetric keys.(Microsoft SQL Server, Error:15259)

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How can I solve this problem?
Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
By the way:
In User mapping the Default Schema for the database is empty.
Also DB_owner and public are checked for the database.
Check whether the below discussion helps for you

Meanwhile will try to simulate in my machine, Could you share as what the steps you have followed ended up in this error
Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Basically a windows user is added to a Windows group.
This means I can't assign a Default Schema to the Login user in SQL Server.
As it is not my own server I don't exactly know how things are setup.

One thing I did discovered:
Basically this is the very first thing angelIII: posted here.
When I add "DBO." to all databasechanges is works, like:
CREATE TABLE DBO.<mytablename>
CREATE VIEW DBO.<myviewname>
ALTER TABLE DBO.<mytablename>
ALTER VIEW DBO.<myviewname>

Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answer and sorry that it took so long, it slipped my attention.

The problem was indeed that I didn't specify in all cases "dbo.". I've updated my code and now everything works perfectly.
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