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Server name missing from Studio Management

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Hi!

How do I add server name to MSSQL 2008 Express Studio Management?
I added an alias to the SQL Configuration Manager, but it is not listed in the server name drop down of MSSQL 2008 Express Studio Management.
Please be specific.
TIA
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by:Shaun Kline
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The server name field allows you to type the name in. If your computer can connect to the machine, the machine name will appear in the list the next time you launch SSMS.
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1) click View-Object Explorer
2) Click Connect dropdown arrow and select Database Engine
3) Enter the server name in dialog and select authentication

There is a 'browse for more' to find sql servers on your domain if you dont know the name.

If you sql server is on your local machine, you can just type 'localhost' as server name.
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So I typed the name of server in, user name and password. And got a 18456 error,
Any ideas?
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That's usually a login failure. Was SQL Server set up for mixed authentication? The default is to use Windows Authentication, which would allow you to access the server without having to provide your user id and password, as SSMS will use the credentials used when you logged into your computer. If the server is set up for Mixed authentication, then you may need to verify the user id and password you are using to access SQL Server.
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by:TrueBlue
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I did use mixed authentication.
I found the problem just not sure how to fix it.
I imported the sql database from our old server.
The user names are present but no login names were imported.
Each user name shows "Without Login".
Is there a way to add a Login to each user name?
TIA
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