I am using Microsoft SQL Server Standard (64-bit) version 11.0.7507.2. The computer running SQL Server is on a Domain. I am logged on to the SQL Server computer through a Remote Desktop connection. I believe the account I have logged on with is an Administrator account on the Domain. I am able to log on to SQL Server Management Studio using Windows Authentication.
I wanted to DROP a database using the following command:
DROP DATABASE PKYICNJ
... When I try to execute the above command, I get a message saying 'Cannot drop the database 'PKYICNJ', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.'
In the left pane of SSMS (Object Explorer), when I look in the 'Security' branch in the first level of the hierarchy below my server name, I see only the following three logins...
... When I look under 'Server Roles', I see several server roles listed, but the only role that has a member is the 'sysadmin' role. The only member of the 'sysadmin' role is the 'sa' login.
I do not currently know the password for the 'sa' account, as this server was setup by someone other than myself who is know longer working with my company.
I have two questions:
(1) Based on what I have said, is my inability to DROP a database likely due to inadequate permissions? (I am certain that the database I am trying to drop exists)
(2) If my problem is related to inadequate permissions, is there any way I can hope to get around this if I am unable to find the 'sa' password?
I have our network / domain Administrator at my service, so if it is possible to elevate my permissions in SQL Server through Windows Authentication (without the 'sa' password), he should be able to do it. Unfortunately, he does not know the 'sa' password either.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,