I have an application that automatically loads SQL Express 2008 onto my workstation, and it uses the user account that is logged in for the administrator. So, this user has a login with the account from the domain server.
The workstation is Windows 7.
I logged into this workstation with a different account. Now, I cannot access the database because my accong is not an authorized login. I can use the local SA account, but I don't want to do that. Instead, I want to add my domain account to the Logins. When I try to add my domain account, the Management Studio cannot find my account. Also, it only lists my local machine as the location to search. It does not allow me to search through the domain for existing accounts. Why doesn't it allow me to search through the domain and add a domain account? can I change this, and how do I change this so that I can add a domain account to this database?