System Administrative (SYSADM) authority is required in order to perform administration tasks such as cataloging, starting the database manager, or creating the sample database. By default, any user belonging to the primary group of the instance owner has System Administrative authority on the instance created during the installation. Throughout the book, IDs that have this authority are referred to as having SYSADM authority. To change the group that has SYSADM authority on the default instance, see "Working with the System Administrative Group".
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