troubleshooting Question

SQL Server Database Login Failed and Access Denied

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DatabasesScripting LanguagesMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I am struggling with accessing a database from an ASP page. The database is residing on the local machine and I have setup the IIS server and tested that its working.

I have setup the data source as DSN=local; Server=(local) and Database=SAB_Acronyms

I don't know what authentication I have to used on DSN Configuration as well as Server Registration properties. Currently I have set both to Use Windows Authentication and I have set the connection as follows on the asp page:
strConnection = "DSN=LOCAL;Database=SAB_Acronyms;Server=(LOCAL)"
conn.Open strConnection

When I call the page with no username and password specified, I get an error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (0x80040E4D)
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'CZC5350TBF\IUSR_CZC5350TBF'.


However, if I call the page with my Windows Username and password included in the connection String like: strConnection = "DSN=LOCAL;Database=SAB_Acronyms;Server=(LOCAL)"
strConnection = strConnection  & "User ID=user1 ;Password=pass"
, I get a different error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (0x80004005)
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBMSLPCN]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

Please advise!
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