troubleshooting Question

local administrator sysadmin role

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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If  you have MSSQL  on say a windows 2008 server, if a local administrator (OS) is not currently a sysadmin in MSSQL, just by being local admin on the server, can they make themselves sysadmin? Or if not what permissions do they need to make them sysadmin?

MS recommend not having builtin\admins as part of the sysadmin role, but if they could just grant themselves that permission it seems a waste of time investigating and removing local admins from that role in MSSQL
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