Unable to rename a database in MS SQL Server Management Studio

Submitted by Divya on Jun 28, 2013 - 07:36

I am using MS SQL server 2008, unable to rename a database... I closed all the applications. But could not able to rename. 
The error message appears as 

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio


Unable to rename testdb1. (ObjectExplorer)



Rename failed for Database 'test'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10…-


An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


The database could not be exclusively locked to perform the operation. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 5030)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10…

Jun 29, 2013 - 22:02

Run the query :

Run the query :
use master
exec sp_who

This will list all the processes with SPID, that running in the SQL Server Instance
Note the SPID of the process which uses the database you wish to rename.
For e.g. if SPID is 52
Then execute the query : KILL 52