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troubleshooting Question

Crystal Reports always showing login prompt

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Crystal ReportsC#ASP.NET
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Hello Experts,

I have a problem with Crystal Reports. It always shows a dialog that prompts for database login and password

We are using SQL Server 2005 Express as .\sqlexpress, there is a database with some login and password.

We have a report with no subreports and we're trying to display it in asp.net CrystalReportViewer (or in WinForms application too). Everything works on our developer and production machines. On this new demonstration machine it doesn't.

We set database login in code, the database login works when tried from sql management studio or asp.net.

On this demo machine, when I load web application or windows application with report, it shows screen prompting for database login/password. When I fill it out and click OK, it shows the same screen. It doesn't matter if I enter correct or incorrect credentials.

I am really at my wit's end and can't figure out what could be wrong.
I repeat, everything works fine on all other machines. I can't reproduce this error on any other machine.

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