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SQL Server Management Studio Error 916

When connecting to SQL Server using Management Studio (SSMS), with the limited permissions, you do not see any user databases or receive Error 916 when expanding the database list from Object Explorer. The error message is “The server principal “Login Name” is not able to access the database “database name” under the current security context. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 916).” In this tip I will explain the root cause of the issue and how to fix it.