Users Created by Dynamics GP assigned automatically to “db_owner” role!?!?!

Looks like I have a tough month, last week I spent 4 days in AQABA for customer support and yesterday I presented Dynamics GP for a new customer in Damascus, the customer’s team is highly trained team with a minimum of 15+ years of experience in ERP field, they requested an interesting specific demo script that shows the ERP functionalities and weaknesses, I requested the authorization to share this demo script and waiting for their confirmation.

However, I got an interesting case last week, my customer informed me that every time they adds a new user using Dynamics GP users, the user is added automatically to the db_owner role on all databases!?! First I didn’t believe in this but when I checked this it turns to be true!

After investigating on this, I found the reason behind this, the whole “DYNGRP” role which used by the Dynamics GP application to set users security was added to the “db_owner” role, therefore when adding any user to the DYNGRP it was automatically grants the db_owner permissions! I just removed the DYNGRP from db_owners role and everything worked perfectly as expected.

Hope that this helps.


Mohammad R. Daoud – CTO
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About Mohammad R. Daoud
Mohammad R. Daoud has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant since 2004. His career path started with version 7.5; he studied every single tip of the application technicalities and did allot of successful implementations that includes functional consultations, analysis, and custom development projects. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and currently he is pursuing MBA degree in Accounting. In January 2007 he was nominated to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) certificate and was certified in April 2008 due to his online contributions in the Dynamics Community (Dynamics GP Newsgroups, Forums, User Groups and his blog: Worth to mention that he was also listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People in 2009 by DynamicsWorld. And more... • Demonstrated Passion for MS Products through participating in beta testing for some product versions, an effective member of Microsoft Connect. • Talented in securing strong high quality relationships with premier customers, partners and sales teams passionately and profitably. • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers • Problem Solver – Uses systematic approach to uncover true problem(s) and practical solution and can marshal resources to solve problem! • Proven record of effective account management, including Account Planning, Opportunity Management, and Business Management Excellence and working as part of a larger virtual team • Successful in delivering high quality technical engagements in the enterprise Dynamics GP implementations area according to customer requirements. • Dedicated, Committed, Self Motivated, Creative and highly focused with excellent communication, Negotiation, presentation, Active Listening and Objection Handling skills. • Experienced in Profitable researches and studies including white papers and technical presentations.

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