Error 5214: Insufficient Permissions object 'UserData'

SharePoint Administrator reported the Error 5214, sent me the screenshot of the error below with the text.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category: Database 
Event ID: 5214
Date: 26/01/2012
Time: 10:27:23
User: N/A
Computer: [SERVER NAME]
Insufficient SQL database permissions for user '[ACCOUNTNAME]' in database 'SharePoint_AdminContent_[DATABASE GUID]' on SQL Server instance [DATABASE SERVER]. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'UserData', database  'SharePoint_AdminContent_[DATABASE GUID]', schema 'dbo'.

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Solution can be found at;
In this case I solved it by following;

To ensure that this account has correct permission in SQL Server

  1. Connect to the computer running SQL Server by using an account with administrator permissions.
  2. In SQL Server Management Studio, open the Security node, and then open the Logins node. You should see the account listed as a SQL Login.
  3. If the account is there, then open the database node, open the Security node under the database, and then open the Roles node.
  4. Open the Database Roles node and double-click the db_owner role to open its properties.
  5. In the Database Roles Properties dialog box, under Members of this role, you should see the database access account. If the account is not there, add it by clicking Add.

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