How To: Use Windows Groups with ArcSDE and SQL Server 2005


Instructions provided describe how to use Windows groups with ArcSDE and SQL Server 2005.


  1. Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and connect to a SQL Server Instance.
  2. Navigate to and expand the Security folder. Right-click Logins > New Login.
  3. Click the 'Search' button to browse for the Windows group. Select the Windows group and click OK.
  4. Specify a default database for the Windows Group.
  5. Click 'User Mapping' under 'Select a Page'. Add the Windows Group to any desired databases.
  6. To configure server-level permissions, including fixed-server role membership, click 'Server Roles' under 'Select a Page'.
  7. Select the role to add the Windows group.
  8. To configure finer-grained server permissions, click 'Securables' under 'Select a Page'.
  9. Click Add on the Securables page and select 'The Server [server_name]'.
  10. A list of permissions appears on the Securables page. Grant, revoke, or deny individual permissions to the Windows Group.