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sql server express error 262

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SQL Server Error : 262, Severity: 16. %ls permission denied in database ‘%.*ls

SQL Server Error : 262 Details

SQL Server Error: 262 Severity: 16 Event Logged or not: No Description: %ls permission denied in database ‘%.*ls’. Severity 16 Description: Indicates general errors that can be corrected by the user.


Sql Server error 262 is common error faced by SQ Server users when they are trying to create new database in SQL Server Management Studio. This error also appear during login on SSMS. A message is returned that states that the account does not have “sysadmin” role to SQL Server.

Another reason is that, as of SQL 2008, the local Administrators group is no longer added by default during SQL Server installation. Even adding the current user … Read the rest