sql server 2008 permissions for user connecting from another machine on same network not as sysadmin

Posted on 2014-11-06
Last Modified: 2014-11-16
I have 2 machines and 2 users for MS SQL server 2008 R2
Both machines belong to the same domain network.

machine A is a windows 7 pro pc trying to setup an odbc connection to machine B ( sql server)running
machine B windows 2008 r2 server running sql server

I am setting up an odbc on machine a to access machine b
       If i setup the connection as "sa" the connection works fine.
       If i setup the connection as "myuser" i cant connect to the server getting error

As a suggestion i tried adding "sysadmin" role to "myuser" and i am able to connect ok, but i dont think this is the right way to do it. Looking to see what actually needs to be setup for myuser to be able to connect not as a sysadmin.
Question by:Extreme66
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Expert Comment

by:Beth Kludt
ID: 40427456
Did you grant "myuser" access to the target database in addition to creating its login?

Author Comment

ID: 40427570
Yes, thanks
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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What's the message error?
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Author Comment

ID: 40428565
I should have put that in already, thanks
Connection failed:
SQLState: '28000'
SQL Server Error: 18456
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'myuser'.

I am able to login to enterprise manager with the myuser id however and see my databases.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Enterprise Manager?
Shouldn't be Management Studio?
Enterprise Manager is from SQL Server 2000 and can't connect to superior versions of SQL Server.

Author Comment

ID: 40428814
Sorry had old terminology in my head, yes its Microsoft SQL Management Studio
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Expert Comment

by:Vitor Montalvão
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The error appears when you create the DSN in ODBC?
And which permissions has that user in the SQL Server instance?

Author Comment

ID: 40432677
Do you mean sql server permissions or windows permissions?
server roles -> public
user mapping -> db_datareader and public
status grant and enabled
no securables
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Expert Comment

by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 40432907
Apparently you have it well configured.
Can't figure out from here. Sorry.

Accepted Solution

Extreme66 earned 0 total points
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thanks for the help but i actually figured it out, after server hardening appearantly i needed to add this final grant.


Author Closing Comment

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Hopefully this solution finds others, as it would have saved me TONS of time due to an non descriptive error

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