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Problem while connecting to the SQL 2008 Server

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Hi,

I have created account with SQL Server Authentication type in Server Security folder, unchecked "Enforce Password Policy" option and assign "public" and" sysadmin" server roles.

When I tried to connect using this account I got next message:


TITLE: Connect to Server
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Cannot connect to SQLServer.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Login failed for user 'act_user'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=18456&LinkId=20476

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BUTTONS:

OK
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After that, I mapped it to database and assign dbo schema.

Anyway I cannot connect to SQL server using this account. (I can connect to the server using Windows account)

Can you please advise how to resolve this issue?

Thx in advance.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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would reading this article help troubleshooting:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1881.html
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kaminda earned 500 total points
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Does your sql server configured to use Mixed Mode authontication. Right Click on the server instanse and go to properties. under security tab you would see the settings.
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Thanks to all.

First response has comprehensive information, but second is BINGO. I needed fast answer for my issue and got it.
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