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September 23, 2002

Match usernames and login names when you restore to a new server
[From SQL Server Magazine]

When you move a backup of a SQL Server database from one server to another, you encounter some specific challenges. A common problem is that in the restore process, usernames and login names can be mismatched. Let's look at why usernames and login names are important, why mismatched names are a problem, and how to use a special procedure called sp_sidmap to avoid such problems.

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