After setting up a new SQL Server instance for development I found the following permissions were needed extra permissions were needed to enable key development features… (Note these were for a development instance and should not be needed on a production database)
Permission To View Query Plans
This needs to be granted for each database….
GRANT SHOWPLAN TO [myDomain\myUser]
Permission To View Server Activity Monitor
USE master GO GRANT VIEW SERVER STATE TO [myDomain\myUser]
Permission To View Jobs/History
USE mdsb GO EXECUTE 'sp_addrolemember 'SQLAgentReaderRole', [myDomain\myUser]
If you need to be able to start/stop jobs then swap SQLAgentReaderRole for SQLAgentOperatorRole.
Are there any other permissions you need for your day to day development work? Leave a comment and I'll add them here.