Click OK to close the SQL Server Configuration Manager. In the right-pane, right-click the instance of SQL Server, and then click Properties. Le Kevin. I'm stuck in single user mode and can't get out! It is what it sounds like - single user - and it doesn't mean Single Username - it means one user. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the left pane, click SQL Server Services. These next few steps change SQL Server back to multi-user mode. In some situations, like restoring system database or during disaster recovery you may need to start SQL in single user mode. Step 4: Save changes and restart the SQL Server instance. I was going off the sql-server and sql-server-2005 tags. To override this behavior, see the WITH clause. On the Startup Parameters tab, in the Existing parameters box, select … If you specify SINGLE_USER and other users connect to the database, the ALTER DATABASE statement is blocked until all users disconnect from the specified database. You may also like... 0. September 26, 2011. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the left pane, select SQL Server Services. 13. I accidentally my database in SQL Server switches to single-user mode, as I wanted to restore data. In this article. This includes changing the database user access options. So in single_user mode - you would be quite unlikely to have locking problems in that database. Otherwise you can end up data integrity problems. I'm looking for a way to temporarily turn off all DB's constraints (eg table relationships). – HLGEM Apr 10 '09 at 18:21. Use DatabaseName ALTER DATABASE DatabaseName SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE GO ALTER DATABASE DatabaseName SET MULTI_USER GO. SQL Server: Cancel Single User Mod . Maybe you are trying to do a repair option of a checkdb. Having executed a DB deploy (from a VS SQL Server database project) on a local database, which failed, the database has been left in a state where it has single user mode left on (the deploy runs as single user mode). I assume everyone knows how to do it Via SSMS or using T-SQL:… Read more » software engineer, photographer. Once you could access SQL Server in single-user mode, new login can be created and added to SA server role with command prompt. Setting a Database to Restricted User Mode The simplest method to set a database into restricted user mode is to use the following statement: Now the database is locked and when I try to open the properties to turn off the single-user mode, then comes precisely this message of the single-user mode, I want so again off. Specifies that only one user at a time can access the database. Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Under certain circumstances, you may have to start an instance of SQL Server in single-user mode by using the startup option -m. For example, you may want to change server configuration options or recover a damaged master database or … ... put the database in single user mode first. 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