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Posted on 2014-03-18
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Hi,

Is there a query I can run to determine which permissions the guest account has? Would it be considered an exception if the guest has access to master, msdb, and tempdb?

Thanks!

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"You should not disable the guest user in the msdb database in SQL Server'

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2539091

"how to find guest account is enabled or disabled sql server"
https://sites.google.com/site/jayantdass/how-to-find-guest-account-is-enabled-or-disabled-sql-server
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>> is there a query ... <<

Takes more of a mini-script, like below, to make sure you include all permissions that might have been given to the guest account:

USE msdb

DECLARE @guest_principal_id int
SELECT @guest_principal_id = principal_id
FROM sys.database_principals
WHERE
    name = 'guest'

SELECT *
FROM sys.database_permissions dp
WHERE
    dp.grantee_principal_id = @guest_principal_id

SELECT dp.name
FROM sys.database_role_members drm
INNER JOIN sys.database_principals dp ON
    dp.principal_id = drm.role_principal_id
WHERE
    drm.member_principal_id = @guest_principal_id


>> Would it be considered an exception if the guest has access to master, msdb, and tempdb? <<

No, and you don't want to remove "CONNECT" permission from guest to any of those databases (unless, I guess, you're absolutely certain you know what you're doing and that it won't cause an issue, but only a very experienced DBA should even try it).
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Hope this helped you out here.  Good luck on future qs.
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