Trying to set user mapping of the 'sa' account to a database but it errors out
Posted on 2013-01-23
We've been moving a couple of databases from an old 2000 server to a new VM with SQL Server 2008 Standard. In 2008 if I right click on the 'sa' user and go to properties and then on the left go to User Mapping, I can't put a check mark beside my database that I've restored and set it to db_owner. I get the error:
Cannot use the special principal 'sa' (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 15405)
But yet in the old 2000 server you could set the database role of db_owner to our databases.
Is this not possible in 2008 standard or is it just 'understood' that the db_owner is 'sa'?
What we need is to be able to see that 'sa' is in the db_owner role with our database.