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FIX: "User '<User>' does not have permission to run DBCC showfilestats for database '<Database Name>'" error message when you try to open the Properties dialog box of a database in SSMS 2008

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
Symptoms
You use a user account to log on to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (SSMS 2008). This user account does not have the db_owner role of a database. When you try to open the Properties dialog box of this database, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
User '<User>' does not have permission to run DBCC showfilestats for database '<Database Name> '.
Cause
When you try to open the Properties dialog box of the database, SQL Server 2008 runs the DBCC SHOWFILESTATS command to fetch the UsedSpace property and the AvailableSpace property. Because the user is not the db_owner, the user does not have permission to run the DBCC SHOWFILESTATS command. Therefore, the user cannot open the Properties dialog box in SSMS 2008.

Note The UsedSpace property and the AvailableSpace property do not appear anywhere in the Properties dialog box.
Resolution
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
979065 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
For information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems


For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 980037 - Last Review: 06/21/2014 13:43:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
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