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Unable to delete database in SQL 2012

Unable to delete database in SQL 2012

I'm simply trying to delete a database from SQL 2012 manangement studio by right-clicking and selecting delete. I have waited over 10 minutes then had to end task. I tried this directly on the server itself and same thing. In 2008 it took seconds. Why is this not working?

RE: Unable to delete database in SQL 2012

How big of a database? Most likely someone is using the database, and blocking your drop command. Set the database to restricted_user mode, and issue the drop again. It is best to issue that from SQLCMD, because Management studio takes out a bunch of connections you may not realize are there. The Intellisense "helper" is the first one I shut off.

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