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My windows 7 installed some updates last night and now ALL the database logins which were stored in my MSSM 2008 progrm are gone.
This is for about 20 different database.  It will take a long time to re-build them.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can find the authentication/userid/pw and server name settings without doing a system restore?
Any help would be VER MUCH appreciated.
Thank you
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Are you talking about the SSMS settings?
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Yes.  I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008
I am talking about the settings that let me connect to different databases both local and remote
Normally when you run the MSSM there is a dropdown for Server name which list all the servers I have set up to connect to using
Authentication
User name
Password.

This morning after that windows automatic update ther is Nothing in the Server Name dropdown.
Hope this makes sense.

Thanks for the quick reply
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Did you register the servers or just connect the servers from SSMS?if you would have registered it ,it will stay permanenantly and if its just connection you have made ,then you will lose it once you close the window.
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by:trstill
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They were all registered.
I have about 15 remote servers I have managed this way.
Normally, they all show up in the Server name dropdown and I chose which one
to reconnect to.  But today, nothing in the dropdown.
Hope this better explains the problem.
Thanks
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Did you click view->Registered Servers from SSMS?
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Yes.  But that also shows nothing
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Sorry I don't see any other reason why you can't see the register server unless you haven't registered them.
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Thanks for trying.  But that is the problem.
For some reason the windows 7 and sql server automatic updates wiped out my settings.
I was hoping possibly they were stored some place I could retrieve them.
Looks like a system restore is the only good option.

Thanks again
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Sorry about.Not sure what would have happened at this point.
Do you remember exporting the registry settings before?.If yes you can use that file and import them.Its good to export them
 and keep it safe location just to be proactive.
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No solutions were available.  I have re-build the connections from scratch.
Thanks for all who tried to help.

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