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asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th June, 2020

How do you get a database out of single user mode?

SQL Server: exit single-user mode
  1. First, make sure the object explorer is pointed to a system database like master.
  2. Second, execute a sp_who2 and find all the connections to database 'my_db'. Kill all the connections by doing KILL { session id } where session id is the SPID listed by sp_who2.
  3. Third, open a new query window. Execute the following code.

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Also, how do I get out of single user mode in SQL?


  1. Connect to the server via RDP.
  2. Open SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  3. Right-click in corresponding MS SQL server instance > Properties > Startup Parameters.
  4. Remove -m option.
  5. Restart the service.

One may also ask, what is SQL Server single user mode? SQL Server will start in single user mode. This is due to the SQL Server Agent service running and consuming only available connection. Make sure you stop the SQL Server Agent service of the SQL erver instance as the SQL Server Agent and try connecting to SQL Server using SQLCMD or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Herein, why is database in single user mode?

When you wish to obtain exclusive access to a database, the database can be set to single user access mode. Once in this mode, only the current connection is permitted to query or modify the database's data or schema. If any other users or processes attempt to make a connection to the database, they receive an error.

How do I run SQL Server in single user mode?

Start SQL Server in single user mode command prompt

  1. Type services. msc in “RUN” window and click OK. This will open the service dialog box.
  2. Navigate to the SQL Server instance you wish to get the service name for and double click it. This will open the properties dialog box for that instance. Copy the service name listed there.

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