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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Using T-SQL to Manage Server Roles

The CREATE SERVER ROLE, ALTER SERVER ROLE and DROP SERVER ROLE statements were added in SQL Server 2012 to facilitate the management of the new user-defined server roles. The following example uses the CREATE SERVER ROLE statement to create a new Server Role named DbCreatorOnly:

CREATE SERVER ROLE [DbCreatorOnly]

The ALTER SERVER ROLE statement can be used to change the membership of a server role or change names of a user—defined server role. For example, to assign a login named Chris to the new DbCreatorOnly role, you can use the following:

ALTER SERVER ROLE [DbCreatorOnly] ADD MEMBER [Chris]

As mentioned earlier, user-defined roles can also be added ...

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