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Usernames and passwords for MS SQL

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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am using MS SQL 2008 express on my local machine XP
I can connect to MS SQL databases using windows authentication but some software I wish to use requires a username and password
server=SERVERNAME;uid=USERNAME;pwd=PASSWORD;database=DATABASE_NAME

Can anyone advise how I create the username and password please?
Servername and databse names are known.
Many thanks
John hardy
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