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Connect to SQL Server with Windows Authentication in a different domain

I am trying to connect to a remote SQL Server on a VPN in a different domain. When I enter the Server name on the SQL Server and choose Additional Connection Parameters to add some extra stuff needed ...
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The login already has an account under a different user name

When I execute this SQL: USE ASPState GO IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.sysusers WHERE NAME = 'R2Server\AAOUser') CREATE USER [R2Server\AAOUser] FOR LOGIN [R2Server\AAOUser]; GO I get the ...
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Does sys.sql_logins.is_policy_checked mean that the policy has been checked?

When I look in sys.sql_logins, I see a column called is_policy_checked. Can I trust that my password policy has been checked for all of the logins where this column value is 1?
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ODBC Data Source SQL Server Connection - Login Failed For User

I have moved my database from an SQL 2005 to a server with SQL 2008. I am now trying to create an ODBC Data Source. I am using "With SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password ...
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Is there a way to find out who changed the password for a login?

I am trying to find out who changed the password for a login in SQL Server 2008 R2. I have already checked default trace - and it does not log that event. The default trace will include these ...
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Login failed for user - Error 18456 - Severity 14, State 38

Message that SQL Server Log File Viewer shows: Login failed for user [User] Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State 38 What it actually means: Failed to open the explicitly specified database My ...
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Logins aren't syncing across Availability Groups

We have 2 servers in an AlwaysOn group. While the user accounts within each synchronized database exist on both servers, the database instance level logins only exist on one of the servers. Ie ...
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Property class Length Annotation PersistedResolvableAnnotation

I am trying to deploy an ssdt project using sqlpackage.exe utility. I get the following error (in German): Fehler bei der Erstellung des Bereitstellungsplans. Die Bereitstellung kann nicht ...
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SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory

We have a SQL Server 2000 that will shortly be migrated to SQL Server 2005. It has years of Windows Authentication accounts created that no longer exist in Active Directory, which prevent the Copy ...
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Azure: Many Failed Login Attempts Logged

I run a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine. I have noticed in the Event Logs of the server lots of failed SQL Login attempts using a ton of different usernames (none of which exist): Login ...
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How to link users and logins in an Availability Group?

I've got an Availability Group going and need to map some logins to database users on an active secondary replica. (Node2) Unfortunately, when I try to exec sp_change_users_login or alter user with ...
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T-SQL command to log in as a different user?

Is there a T-sql command, like the Oracle "Connect" which lets me change the user that I am logged in as?
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Who is the person using a SQL login?

Is it possible to find out who used a SQL-Server login? Let's assume we suspect a person to abuse a SQL login that is supposed to be used by an application only to logon to SQL-Server. Is the domain ...
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Rebinding a SQL Server user to its login after a restore with this user

After performing a restore of a SQL Server (v12.0.2000) database, I figured that a user needs to be remapped to its login (this issue seems to be known as orphan users). And one of the simplest way to ...
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How to monitor history of logins to database if login auditing is not enabled?

I have a number of databases on multiple servers that don't seem to be used any longer. Can't find their owners, there are no processes linked to them, nothing got written to the tables for a few ...
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How to change default database to all logins?

I'm bit new to SQL Server and I'm trying to script out Microsoft SQL Server (2005-2014) post installation activities and I got bit stuck on altering logins. Corporate policy states that none login ...
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Why shouldn't a pre-hashed password be used with CREATE LOGIN all the time?

(For the purpose of this question, assume that I only need to support SQL Server 2008 and higher. Or to future-proof this question, let's say recent, current, and near-future versions.) The ...
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Need to list SQL Windows auth users on each SQL server and rename the domain name

We are doing an AD Domain NetBIOS rename. We have about 20 SQL servers, and on each we have a series of logins like OLD.DOM\sqluser1 etc. I want to do two things, and a third would be a bonus. I'm not ...
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Integrated Security Success on Master, Fails on Other Database

I'm a bit perplexed as to why my connection string is selectively succeeding on the master database in SQL Server 2005. Here are the details of my app. Any ideas where to look? I'm clearly missing ...
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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Getting all databases which a sql logon can connect

I need to know all databases in a SQL Server on which a user can connect. With sys.databases I get all databases and with sys.server_principals or sys.syslogins I get all server logons. But I can't ...
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Login lifespan for password on SQL Server

What is the "lifespan" for a login with the option Enforce Password Expiration Enabled? Where can I find configuration/option to change the time?
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Database User not reported as orphaned after Windows login dropped

I have dropped a SQL Server Windows Login. I then ran the below code to check for orphaned database users. However, the database user corresponding to the dropped Windows login does not appear as an ...
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Handle expired SQL login's passwords in SQL Server

Is it possible to change the password for a login with an expired password using SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) programming? Many times during working hours I got this message from a production ...
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Sql Server Fix Users

I Create a user in my database with following command : CREATE USER Test WITHOUT LOGIN I created a login with the Test Name. I want to link Test user with Test Login. When I use following command ...
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SQL Server: Interplay of personal login and group membership

I created a login for a user using his windows user then I created a login for an AD group in which the same user is a member. I did NOT give any access to the personal login any access to the DB and ...
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Are passwordless logins like ##MS_SQLResourceSigningCertificate## , ##MS_AgentSigningCertificate## a vulnerability?

I'm new to MS SQL Server. Colleagues working in IT security, have run an scan showing come DB users with null password. Some of them are ( # included ) ##MS_SQLResourceSigningCertificate## ##...
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Prevent logins loss when restoring a database

I'm backuping and restoring databases accross two sql server (v12.0.2000). But it looks like whenever I restore a .bak file, the login I created on the database that was backuped is no more existent ...
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System Database Migration and Security - Log Shipping or DB Mirroring

I've setup log shipping between two servers (they used to be mirrored). What is the simplest or most efficient way to mirror the system databases between the primary and secondary? Is it just a ...
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SQL Server 2008 : force user to change password at next login

How can I force users to change their password at next login? I want all my user change their password at next login to choose new password with new policy. user must change password at next login ...
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How to create a login and user that can only access one schema in one database

I have executed the following: USE [MyDatabase]; GO CREATE LOGIN [MyDomain\MyAccount] FROM WINDOWS WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=[MyDatabase]; CREATE USER [MyDomain\MyAccount] FOR LOGIN [MyDomain\MyAccount]; ...
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Cannot Login to Fresh Installation of SQL Server 2012

I just deployed a fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2 environment. The installation completed with 0 warnings and 0 failures. During the installation I ...
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Copy SQL Logins and Permissions From One Server to Another

I need to duplicate all Logins and their associated database-level permissions from one server to another. I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 for Server A and SQL Server 2012 for Server B I am able to find ...
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SQl Server 2008 R2 - sa can login but not access database

Up until this morning I had no problems accessing our database. This morning, something has changed and I can no longer access our database (called EMS_Main) using the sa login. I can log into the ...
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SQL Server db user mapped to windows login not in SQL Server logins

I am on a SQL Server 2008 where I login with DOMAIN\USER_A On my database I can see this login is mapped to the user dbo of that database. What I don't understand is that DOMAIN\USER_A is nowhere to ...
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SQL Login currently in use or not

Recently we did a change on a client's production server. The change was to rename an sa login. Once we renamed the sa login we found out the client was having a problem because sa login was used in ...
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ORA-01017: invalid username/password;logon denied

There were other similar questions asked, but none that were able to tell me why I can't connect using a C# .NET web site I've stood up. While I know this forum is more for DBAs connecting to ...
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I want to find out in SQL SERVER 2012, who is creating SQL Logins and on which date

I was trying to find out in sql server 2012, who created login and which date. Can any body help on this thanks,
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SSDT: Create User in a database not being part of the project

I want the user of my SSDT Database Project to be created as a user in another database on the same server and give it permissions to connect and add it to the db_datareader role. I failed to do so. ...
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How to revert multiple impersonations?

When there are nested impersonations (as in exec as user = 'user1'; exec as user = 'user2'; exec as user = 'user1';), is there a way to revert all of them without having to use the revert command ...
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SQL admin Scripts - Enabling read only access to all databases

I would like a script that will allow our web developers read only access to all databases on our SQL server. Currently we are having to do this manually as we have no SQL expert / DB Admin. Would ...
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How to identify database users and their owned schemas before dropping server logins?

While deleting logins, there might be a possibility that there are users in databases along with chances that they own schemas in those databases. Is there a way to find this out with a single select?...
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SQL Server Active Directory login groups with limitation

I'm DBA in my organization and use SQL Server 2012 and 2014. I requestd to define multiple group in active directory such as Developer, DBA, supporter and ets... and add my users to this groups. after ...
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How to programatically change the login audit settings?

Is it possible to change the login auditing settings of a SQL Server database by script, rather than through the Server Properties Security setting in the SSMS UI? I need to programatically change ...
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Handling user logins while using a multiple schema design to support multi-tenancy

I'm creating a web application (in PHP and PostreSQL) that will be used by organisations and their staff and I want to use multiple schemas to support multi-tenancy. There will be one database and I ...
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Running SQL job: The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication

I have two databases in different servers (server1 , server2) server1: Login : login1 / password :123 /member of sysadmin (user user1,password:pass) server2 : Login :login1 / password :123 /...
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Should I delete disabled windows Active Directory accounts from SQL 2008?

Is there a risk of not deleting unused Windows logins that have been disabled in AD or is it simply a housekeeping issue? e.g. Windows authentication is used to provide database access. A user leaves ...
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ownership of users

Two related questions: Using SQL Server 2012, how does one find out who/what owns a user, and how can you set the ownership for users, if at all? To add a couple of questions: 'how to' for both of ...
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Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes?

I am having some trouble diagnosing the cause of a problem I am having with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. There is an application written in C#.net that connects to the database. Occasionally the ...
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MySQL login after secure installation

I have installed mysql5.5 via secure installation procedure by using: sudo mysql_secure_installation Now when I am trying to login in MySQL from the terminal by using: sudo -u root -p The ...