On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:08 AM, Tom Liotta <qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I described how I used SQL Server to create a trivial database and
then opened it in NotePad to make changes through "native access". I
could've written a C program, but NotePad was just too easy.

You mean you opened the .mdf file associated with the database? Well,
of course you can do that as an administrator. A RDBMS user wouldn't
have access to the database server in the way you specified.

Just the same way an i5/OS RDBMS user wouldn't have access to STRSST /
Display Alter Dump, where you can modify system storage to your hearts
content, without touching the RDBMS.

Oddly enough, SQL Server did _not_ prevent me from making any
changes. You can probably guess the result. Did I misconfigure SQL
Server or miss one of its important features?

No, it just looks like you have never administrated another database
server. Makes for a very narrow POV to argue.


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