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SQL SERVER: Unable to Launch Activity Monitor. How to give VIEW SERVER STATE Permissions to launch Activity Monitor

03/22/2009
Activity Monitor, is used view to current executing queries, Query status, Start Time, Host, Blocking or not, Database etc.

Last week, one of my developer has one issue. When he try to open Activity Monitor, System gives the following Error:

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I found that this user need to get VIEW STATE Permissions, Lets see how to give this permission to the user.

We can give permission to user by this two ways:

1. T-SQL: GRANT VIEW SERVER STATE TO YourLogin

2. GUI:

Step 1: Right mouse click the SQL Server and go to Properties. You need to give GRANT to “View server State’ for that user.

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Let me know it it helps you.

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3 comments

  1. […] that activity monitor throws an error when there is permissions issue. He has even blogged about how to give permissions to user to launch activity monitor on his blog . Tejas asked me to write on the same subject for SQL Server 2008. Here is the article […]


  2. It did help buddy, thanks for your post, appreciate it.


  3. That’s just what I was looking for – thank you sir.



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