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SQL Server error: 18452

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Connection failed:
SQLState; '28000'
SQL Server Error: 18452
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.

This is the error I am getting on a fresh install of Windows XP Pro. It works on other installs of XP Pro but will not work on this one. Anything would be a great help.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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this error means that sql server is allowed only windows authentication, but the current connected windows user does not HAVE permissions to login to that sql server.
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by:ahmad1467
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I gave that user the same permissions on that server that I have. I can connect to the database  but that user cannot. Could there be a setting on the local machine that is blocking the login?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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as I said: please check if the server is configured to allow only windows authentication (which I presume).
then, in the sql server logins, check if there is a login referring to the windows login (or a windows group the windows login is member of)...
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by:ahmad1467
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Come to find out the database is on another server then the one running SQL. Thank you
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