Database to Single-user Mode in MS SQL Server 2008

Today I will discussed about, how to restrict access to single user.

Why need restrict access database?

* Single-user mode specifies that only one user at a time can access the database and is generally used for maintenance actions.

* When multiple users are connected to the database at the time that you set the database to single-user mode, their connections to the database will be closed without warning.

How to setup database to single user mode.

Step 1: Go to Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 > SQL Server Management Studio and Connect to database server








Step 2: Right-click the database and click Properties.

Step 3:  In Database Properties dialog box, click Options page from left menu.

Step 4: Select SINGLE_USER  from the Restrict Access option

Step 5: If other users are connected to the database, an Open Connections message will appear. To change the property and close all other connections, click Yes.