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SQL Server Express Deployment

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I developed an application in MS Visual Studio 2010 that uses SQL Server Express.  I need to deploy this application, together with a database I created on the development computer to a customer.  I copied the database over to the customer computer, installed the software and installed SQL Server Express 2008 with it.  

However, the log in to the database fails, though it works just fine on the development computer.  The path to the database is the same on both computers.  I'm relatively new to SQL Server, so it's quite possible I'm missing something simple.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  

Thanks.
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by:Surendra Nath
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what is the type of authentication you are using?
Is SQL server installed over the other guys machine is a named instance?
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by:l2Bravo
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I'm using Windows authentication.  I think it's installed as a default instance.
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by:l2Bravo
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Any ideas?  The customer computer has a Firewall on it, but I went through the steps to enable dynamic ports.  

I could use SQL Server authentication if needed...
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Surendra Nath earned 500 total points
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are you able to login using the SSMS (management studio) provided when installing SQL Server express... if this is not the case then the windows authentication is not proper in your client system.

as a second shot at debugging try to put sql authentication as it will be same....
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by:l2Bravo
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Thanks.  I tried installing management studio for 2008 SQL Server Express, but the installation didn't work properly.  I removed SQL Server 2008 entirely and then installed SQL Server Express 2005 along with management studio for 2005.  SSMS was able then to see the server and I was able to attach the target database to the server.  The software I developed was able to connect to the database without any errors, but I have a few more tests to run to make sure everything is OK.

Thanks for the help.  I will update the question when I'm sure everything is working.
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