Administration : Analysis Services


What access level should a user, who is trying to deploy a SSAS cube from his local box to the network server have?

To elaborate, a user who has developed an cube,wants to deploy a cube, whose development has been done on a local machine. The user needs access to deploy the cube on to enterprise server. as a DBA what access should be granted to the user from the database side?

Is there a procedure or a best practice to follow, Please advice!


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asked Feb 19, 2010 at 03:31 PM in Default

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The user who is deploying should be member of SSAS server administrator role. By default, windows local administrators will be members of analysis services built-in administrator role, so if that user is a local admin on the box, (s)he will be implicitly granted admin rights for the entire SSAS server.

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answered Feb 20, 2010 at 01:47 PM

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Thank you for the information shahfaisal. Due to some reason. this is not possible the corporation policies. Is there a way that a backup of the cube is taken and restored on the server and then the user is given accesed to the cube. If i am on the right path, how is the cube backed up in order to restore? if the cube is saved in a .Cube file.. can that be of any use?
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