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I have a development user who requires the ability to use SQL Profiler on a single database. Is there a way to enable this without granting a server-wide ALTER TRACE permission? (The user should not have any access to the other databases at all.) This is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

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i doubt that

the ALTER TRACE permission is a server level permission, and access is at the server level; if a user can start a trace, he or she can retrieve event data no matter what database the event was generated in.

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