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P2P Sql Server Express and Windows 8.1 Connection Problem

Last Modified: 2015-07-30

I have recently been forced to get two new pc's both running windows 8.1 (don't/didn't have time to roll back to windows 7) that replaced two windows 7 pc's that have gone to the land of pc's that no longer work.

I have sucessfully reinstalled all the software to both however I have an application that uses sql express servers with windows authentication that is now not working on the pc that connects remotely.

TITLE: Connect to Server

Cannot connect to taskbay1\sqlexpress.


Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18452)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=18452&LinkId=20476



How can i change PC2 to be trusted on PC1 so that the PC2 can connect to the databases?

They have both joined the same homegroup and all other settings are identical to my previous windows 7 setup that worked without fault.
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