I'm looking for an answer but I can't find it. Just a lot of long scripts.

I need to list Login | Role (sysadmin, dbcreator, etc ) but I can't find a table to join.

I have this for now:

    name AS Login_Name, type_desc AS Account_Type
    TYPE IN ('U', 'S', 'G')
    AND name NOT LIKE '%##%'
    name, type_desc

I need another column with the role.

With table should I search for it?



I see that sys.syslogins has some information with binary.

Is it possible to use a CASE here? ( Programming is not my best )


No, don't use sys.syslogins - this is a deprecated compatibility view that is only there so people have time to change their existing code based on SQL Server 2000. Also, I'm completely unclear how you think a CASE expression will help you. You need to join to sys.server_role_members to find out which logins belong to which roles, and then back to sys.server_principals again to get the name of each role.

SELECT p.name AS Login_Name, p.[type_desc] AS Account_Type,r.name AS [Role]
FROM sys.server_principals AS p
LEFT OUTER JOIN sys.server_role_members AS rm
ON p.principal_id = rm.member_principal_id
LEFT OUTER JOIN sys.server_principals AS r
ON rm.role_principal_id = r.principal_id
AND r.[type] = 'R'
WHERE p.[type] IN ('U', 'S', 'G')
and p.name not like '%##%'
ORDER BY p.name, p.[type_desc];

(I'm not sure what value you expect from the second ORDER BY column here.)

If you want only a single row per login:

SELECT p.name AS Login_Name, p.[type_desc] AS Account_Type,
  Roles = STUFF((SELECT N',' + r.name
    FROM sys.server_role_members AS rm
    INNER JOIN sys.server_principals AS r
    ON rm.role_principal_id = r.principal_id
    WHERE rm.member_principal_id = p.principal_id
    ORDER BY r.name 
    FOR XML PATH, TYPE).value(N'.[1]',N'nvarchar(max)'),1,1,N'')
FROM sys.server_principals AS p
WHERE p.[type] IN ('U', 'S', 'G')
and p.name not like '%##%'
ORDER BY p.name;
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  • Hello Aaron. Thanks again for the fast answer. But why I can only see SysAdmin Logins? I comented the "where" but its showing me only SysAdmin. Is there a way to show every Login with your Role? I'm saying this because i already did this some time before to list sysadmin logins ( but they should not be ). Again, Thanks. – Racer SQL Mar 3 '15 at 13:43
  • Thanks. I was writing the comment when you updated. When it's NULL, it's because he's Public, right? – Racer SQL Mar 3 '15 at 13:44
  • @Rafael Try an outer join or the second query. It should list other role members too but with an inner join it would exclude anyone not in a role. (Sounds like you don't have any members of any other roles - this isn't specific to sysadmin.) – Aaron Bertrand Mar 3 '15 at 13:44
  • Thanks Aron. It's what i Need. Think i need to study a little more about SQL sys tables. Again, thank you. I'm really learning a lot with your answers. – Racer SQL Mar 3 '15 at 13:49

You can get the server principles through the following query:

SELECT name, principal_id, sid
FROM sys.server_principals
WHERE type_desc = 'SERVER_ROLE'

This works in every database, so you do not need to target a specific database.

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