What are the default fixed server role members for newly created SQL Server 2012 instance using all default options.

As given by

EXEC sp_helpsrvrolemember

On a clean install, just do:

SELECT role_name = pr.name, member_name = m.name
FROM sys.server_role_members AS r
INNER JOIN sys.server_principals AS m
ON r.member_principal_id = m.principal_id
INNER JOIN sys.server_principals AS pr
ON r.role_principal_id = pr.principal_id;

Here's what I get:

sysadmin    sa
sysadmin    CANUCK\aaronbertrand -- Administrator account I added during setup
sysadmin    NT SERVICE\SQLWriter
sysadmin    NT SERVICE\Winmgmt
sysadmin    NT Service\MSSQL$InstanceName
sysadmin    NT SERVICE\SQLAgent$InstanceName
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  • "CANUCK\" bwahahaha – Zane Aug 12 '15 at 14:28
  • @Zane my two main VMs on my primary workstation are CANUCK and HOSER. – Aaron Bertrand Aug 12 '15 at 14:29

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