Solved

How to create "sa" user and solve connection problem to SQL server

Posted on 2008-10-10
7
6,079 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have installed MS SQL 2005 Express edition also downloaded SQL express manager but when i try to connect to SQL server on port 1433 it doesn't connect.Also i need to create "sa" account i've done that through computer management added user and assigned to SQLExpressusers group.But doesn't seam to work either.Can some one guide me here with some links or wirte what exectly what i need to do?
0
Comment
Question by:olivest
7 Comments
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 22686253
>Also i need to create "sa" account
no. sa login is ALWAYS present.

I guess your express edition got installed with "windows authentication" only, so you can, by default, only connect with windows security.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143705(SQL.90).aspx

or maybe your sa account is not enabled?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188670(SQL.90).aspx
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ppaulo
ID: 22686295
The sa user is a part of sqlexpress, so when you install sql, the sa is created automatically. You login with sql management, choose windows authentication and connect. Then go to security\logins, go to properties of sa user and change the password, or create a new user.

I hope that this help you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:olivest
ID: 22686390
Apparently i'm using SQL Server and Windows Authentication Mode.I've found sa user and changed password.But still can't get connection through to SQL server.Is on port 1433?
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ppaulo
ID: 22687041
If you try to logon with the sql authentication instead of windows authentication, don´t work?
0
 

Author Comment

by:olivest
ID: 22701000
Have figure it out my self.Actually TCP/IP connection was not enabled thats why couldn't connect to SQL server using asp script or any other application.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 23018644
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article I will describe the Copy Database Wizard method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now