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I was trying to rename a database and it said that it needed to be exclusively locked to perform this operation ...

How can I check who is connected to it?

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You've asked eight SQL 2008 questions since yesterday. It's great you're an active member here on SF, but perhaps you should ask which training materials would best assist you in learning SQL 2008? – jscott Oct 28 '10 at 20:07

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If I recall correctly in 2005 you can type this in a new query and then execute it:

exec sp_who

it will probably work in 2008.

Yes, it will:

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Additionally, sp_who2 will give you more information than sp_who. – joeqwerty Oct 29 '10 at 1:03
awesome! thanks for the tip. – natxo asenjo Oct 29 '10 at 6:05

You can use the Activity Monitor in SQL Server Management Studio. Once it's open look at the Processes section to see what is running, the login, database being used, and other helpful information.

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