SQL SERVER – Error 15580 – Cannot Drop Master Key Because Dialog “GUID” is Encrypted by It


Sometimes I get amazed by the speed at which the search engine crawls and gets the right results. A few days ago, I wrote a blog about a UI error in Always On availability group. Someone found that blog, followed it, got another error and contacted me for assistance. In this blog, I would share my knowledge about how to fix error 15580 – Cannot drop the master key because dialog “GUID” is encrypted by it.

This is the blog that I wrote a few days ago. SQL SERVER – Always On Error: This Database is Encrypted by Database Master Key,