SQL Server: DROP USER statement

DROP USER statement

This SQL Server tutorial explains how to use the SQL Server DROP USER statement with syntax and examples.


The DROP USER statement is used to remove a user from the SQL Server database.


The syntax for the DROP USER statements in SQL Server (Transact-SQL) is:

DROP USER user_name;

Parameters or Arguments

user_nameThe name of the user to remove from the SQL Server database.


  • Before you can drop a user, you must delete objects owned by the user or transfer ownership of those objects.
  • See also the CREATE USER statement.


Let’s look at how to drop a user using the DROP USER statements in SQL Server.

For example:

DROP USER adglob;

This DROP USER example would drop the user called adglob. This DROP USER statements will only run if adglob does not own any objects in the SQL Server database.

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