What is the best practice for the database owner in SQL Server 2005?
I have already searched this page...
and didn't find what I was looking for.
This is the principals that is displayed in the owner column when you execute sp_helpdb and/or if you right click on the database in SSMS and select properties and go to "Files" it is the second drop down list box from the top labeled owner.
Currently it is set to a domain user who is no longer with the company. In the past I've always left it with the default which is the user that created it. I know I cannot set it to the domain user that the services run as. I could set it to SA but this feels wrong. Perhaps I should create a new special SQL Login that has limited permissions and just serves this purpose?