MS SQL ODBC Connection String issue
Posted on 2014-01-29
1. SQL Server 9.0 running on Small Business Server 2008
2. Existing MS Access front end connected to MS SQL database using ODBC (original connection not created by me)
3. This front end is in use by a number of users in the local network (using their own copies)
4. I have added new tables to the back end SQL Server database and now wish to connect to them (I log in with a trusted connection).
5. I create a DSN less ODBC connection to the back end tables (Trusted Connection) which works great for me logged into the server by RDP
6. A test user (who is able to use the old version) on the local network attempts to connect using the new MS Access front end and gets an ODBC "cannot connect" error.
Working connection string on the old front end:
ODBC:DRIVER=SQL Server; SERVER=Servername,1433;UID=Username;APP=Microsoft Office 2010; Database=DatabaseName; TABLE=Tablename;
No one knows the backend database password.
What would be the best way forward? The old connection string confuses me as it has a UID but no PWD. Is it trusted or not?