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Test-DbaDbOwner

Author Michael Fal (@Mike_Fal), http://mikefal.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Checks database owners against a login to validate which databases do not match that owner.

Description

This function will check all databases on an instance against a SQL login to validate if that login owns those databases or not. By default, the function will check against 'sa' for ownership, but the user can pass a specific login if they use something else.

Best Practice reference: http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/dang/archive/2008/01/13/Database-Owner-Troubles.aspx

Syntax

Test-DbaDbOwner
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-Database <Object[]>]
    [-ExcludeDatabase <Object[]>]
    [-TargetLogin <String>]
    [-InputObject <Database[]>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Test-DbaDbOwner -SqlInstance localhost

Returns all databases where the owner does not match 'sa'.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Test-DbaDbOwner -SqlInstance localhost -TargetLogin 'DOMAIN\account'

Returns all databases where the owner does not match 'DOMAIN\account'.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance localhost -OnlyAccessible | Test-DbaDbOwner

Gets only accessible databases and checks where the owner does not match 'sa'.

Optional Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

Specifies the database(s) to process. Options for this list are auto-populated from the server. If unspecified, all databases will be processed.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeDatabase

Specifies the database(s) to exclude from processing. Options for this list are auto-populated from the server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-TargetLogin

Specifies the login that you wish check for ownership. This defaults to 'sa' or the sysadmin name if sa was renamed. This must be a valid security principal which exists on the target server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

Enables piped input from Get-DbaDatabase.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Test-DbaDbOwner on GitHub.
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