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Access 2003 switches to Windows Authentication instead of SQL Authentication

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I am trying to setup DSN-less links to a MS-SQL server using SQL authentication.  I am able to create the table links and they work during the session that I create them, but if I close and re-open the database they fail saying that "Login failed for user machine\username" - indicating that it tried to connect using Windows authentication.
I could have swore I've had this work before, but I've been unable to get it to work in this case.
Here is the code I'm using to create the links.

   Set tdfLinked = CurrentDb.CreateTableDef(strTable)
   tdfLinked.Connect = "ODBC;DRIVER={sql server};DATABASE=" & strdbName & ";SERVER=" & serverName & ";UID=" & strUid & ";PWD=" & strPwd & ";"
   tdfLinked.SourceTableName = strSourceTable
   CurrentDb.TableDefs.Append tdfLinked

Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
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