The database principal owns a schema in the database, and cannot be dropped.

 

ERROR:

“The database principal owns a schema in the database, and cannot be dropped. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 15138)”

EXPLANATION:

You may encounter an error message when you try to delete a database user.

SOLUTION:

Before deleting a database user, you must delete the schema that this user owns.

You can access the schema from SSMS by:

Object Explorer -> Server Name-> Databases -> Your_Database-> Security -> Schemas

With TSQL:

Ekrem Önsoy
Author: Ekrem Önsoy

The original article was written in Turkish by Ekrem Önsoy and translated to English by dbtut with the consent of the author. The copyright of the article belongs to the author. The author shall not be liable in any way for any defect caused by translation.

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