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ODBC connection string for MS-SQL Server 6.5, mixed security

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I need to link an Access front end to an MS-SQL Server 6.5 database.  The system is configured using "mixed" security, ie, the user's ID and password on the Win/NT 3.51 workstation should be used by SQL Server to authenticate the user.

How do I set the ODBC connection string to do this from Access rather than asking for a user ID and password as happens with the default "ODBC;" connection string?
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by:dhodge
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Try connecting with a string such as

"ODBC;DSN=odbcname;UID=userid;PWD=pwd"

Substituting odbcname, userid and pwd for the relevant odbc name, user id and the password respectively.

This will make the connection without prompting the user for password and id.
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by:catcity
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That tells me how to do it using standard security techniques, dhodge.  I need to use MIXED security, ie, passing through a trusted connection as opposed to a specific login to SQL server.

The standard security, ie passing a UID & password, is well documented; I need to know how to use a trusted connection for mixed security.

If you know how to do this, please comment appropriately & I'll accept your answer, or if not I'll have to reject it (which I'd rather not do).
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Wiz_of_Oz earned 200 total points
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if u are using the 2.65.* ODBC u can configure a new ODBC connection and check the flag "trusted connection", done this your connection string will be just the ODBC connection name.
i.e.: if u configured a connection named "ODBC_NEW" your connection string will be just "ODBC_NEW"....
let me know if this help u in solvign your prob.
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by:Wiz_of_Oz
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sorry, in the answer i forgot to mention ODBC 3.*...
if u r using this ODBC engine, u will be prompted during the connection definition to select wich type of connection (trusted/UID,passwd) u will use...
tell me more about your odbc engine if the answer is not right to solve the prob.
:)

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by:catcity
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Thx for the proposed answer, Wiz of Oz.  I don't know what ODBC version I'm using, will find out on Monday and let you know.  Cya  then!
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