I have set up a Central Management Server in SQL Server. When I try to add a new Registered Server to this Central Management Server, I only have the options to use Windows Authentication or Active Directory Integrated Authentication. Is there a way to connect to these Registered Servers using Sql Server Authentication?

This option does exist when connecting to a local server group.

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CMS Drawback: Windows Authentication Only, And Only Your Login

Central Management Servers and subordinate registered servers can be registered only by using Windows Authentication.


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    You can start SSMS with a different account to circumvent issues where one account has not been granted the rights to login to a SQL instance.
    – John K. N.
    Commented Dec 22, 2016 at 6:15

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