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Removing BUILTIN\Administrators

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 02, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi, We had setup a SQL 2005 cluster active/passive server. We are going to use this one for production. Now we want to remove the BUILTIN/Administrators from SQL Logins. As far I know we need to add the Cluster service account to SQL LOGINS then we are good to remove the builtin/admin. Is there any other things need to be taken care? Is it possible to add BUILTIN/Administrators again to SQL login? Please advice

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