Error: Service user does not have rights to connect to the SQL server.


The service user does not have rights to connect to the SQL server.


The service user needs to be granted ‘create and store database’ rights.

  1. Run the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Find the subfolder Logins in the Security folder, right-click on it and choose New Login.
  2. SQL Server Management Studio - Logins

  3. Click on the Search button to find the desired service user.
  4. Login new - Search

  5. Change from which folder to select the user by clicking the Locations button.
  6. Locations - change location

  7. Select the Entire Directory folder or the entire Domain in which the user is being searched.
  8. Locations - entire directory

  9. Enter the object name to select, i.e. the user name you want to grant rights to. Click on the Check Names button to make sure that the user exists. If the user exists within the domain, the user’s full name will be displayed.
  10. SElect user or group
    Select user or group - Domain

  11. Click on the Server Roles tab in the left navigation bar.
  12. Check the boxes next to the dbcreator and securityadmin list items. Granting these privileges to a user means they will be able to create databases and manage other users’ privileges.
    Login properties - Server rolesroles
    Note: If the user wants to be the system administrator of the SQL server it is enough to check the sysadmin item list.
  13. SQL connection should now be available.