?
Solved

How do I change the default log on user name for MS SQL Server 2008 in Windows7?

Posted on 2010-11-24
11
Medium Priority
?
398 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm trying to log on my school SQL Server from home using a bat file which starts my MS SQL Server Management Studio that displays the Connect to Server dialog box. The Server type is Analysis Services and the Authentication is Windows Authentication.The problem is the user name displayed is incorrect but, the field is inactive so, I can't change it. I used the following run command rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr to add a new log on credential but the same user name was displayed when I ran the bat file to start MS SQL Server Management Studio again. I then went into the credential manager to verify the new user name was there and it was. How do I change the default user name for MS SQL Server 2008 in Windows7?
0
Comment
Question by:Barbara69
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 3
11 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34213713
"Windows Authentication" means that the current logged in user is transmitted to MSSQL. If you could fake that, all security would be void. To be able to provide a different user than the Windows user, you need to
allow for SQL Authentication on MSSQL Server
create an SQL user in MSSQL
allow that user access to a particular or all databases
use that SQL User and password with the authentication
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jorge_toriz
ID: 34214998
Qlemo, it is important to note that SQL Server Analysis Services do not accept SQL Authentication, only Windows Authentication.

Use the class attached to impersonate the user you want and then run your batch.
ImpersonationUtility.txt
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34216351
Good to know that.
Since this should run in a batch file, I think a "impersonate" using the  runas   command is more appropriate. It will ask for the password, then start Mgmt Studio.
runas /user:XYZ "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe"

Open in new window

0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

Author Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34227117
I just wanted to let you know I'm having problems with my laptop which is where I'm trying to correct this issue so, I'm unable to try your solution.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34257285
I had to wind up reinstalling Windows 7 but, now when I try to reinstall Server 2008 it wants to install Windows. Do you know why and what to do?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34257528
What do you mean with "wants to install Windows"?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34258922
Shortly after I click on the install now button, I get a screen that has as a default to custom install windows with no other option available.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34260161
I ran program compatibility and it returned that the server was made for windows xp sp2 so, I ran the program from the compatibility window but eventually still got the screen about custom installing windows.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34264016
I just tried installing Server 2008 again but, this time on my computer that has Windows XP SP3. The attachment is a print screen of what I was referring to during the installation process asking  which type of installation do I want and custom is the only option to select.

Doc1.docx
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Barbara69 earned 0 total points
ID: 34366564
Thanks for your assistance. Installed the develop version.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Barbara69
ID: 34391871
Found solution on my own. Was unable to try recommended solution because I couldn't get the software installed.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Naughty Me. While I was changing the database name from DB1 to DB_PROD1 (yep it's not real database name ^v^), I changed the database name and notified my application fellows that I did it. They turn on the application, and everything is working. A …
In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore 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.
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

764 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