User name grayed out in SQL Server 2005 Server Management Studio

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am running the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio for SQL 2005 on my local workstation.

When I start it, username is grayed out when choosing windows authentication as the Authentication mode.

Is there a way to select a different user name for authentication?
Question by:Tasburath
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    You would have to either login as the other user or start the program with Run As.

    For example, Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > SQL Server Management Studio (right-click and select Run As).

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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
    >Is there a way to select a different user name for authentication?
    not when using windows authentication. using windows authentication means that your sql server will take your current windows login.

    if you want to use a different login, you have to login with a different windows account, or, which might be more useful, use the "RunAs" method to start your management studio with the credentials of another windows account:

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    Thanks guys
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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

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