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Configuring a users account to have access to profiler

running on SQL-SERVER using T-SQL Script

SQL-server profiler is a tool used to capture, analyze and save data about an event.
However the use of Profiler on a production Environment is HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED.Hence the use of profiler will be by deafult accessible to those users who has sys-admin rights only.

However there might be times where you need to provide profiler access to some of the developers working on SQL-Server environment's

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The below script helps in configuring a users account to have access to profiler.


Use Master;  -- Master database because mastr has all login configurations


GRANT VIEW SERVER STATE TO [Domain\UserName]; --Change the username and domain Ex : [SPARTA\krishna];


GRANT SHOWPLAN TO [Domain\UserName]; --Change the username and domain Ex : [SPARTA\krishna];


GRANT ALTER TRACE TO [Domain\UserName]; --Change the username and domain Ex : [SPARTA\krishna];


you can download the Script here here