Drop a sql server database by killing all associated processes


To drop a sql server database using a script, it is required that there be no open sql processes referencing the database else you get the error

Drop failed for Database  northwind.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

Cannot drop database “northwind” because it is currently in use. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3702)

In order to avoid this error you can use the following script that detects and kills all processes associated with the database



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Posted on May 10, 2011, in Tech. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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