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Hi,

I like to test the connection to SQL Server. My Web Site is running under AD account Domain\userA.

my connection string is connectionString="Data Source=server\instance;Initial Catalog=Database;Integrated Security=SSPI" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"

I am not able to log in using UserA account as interactive login is disabled.  Does anyone know any way to test. I have tired UDL file and ODBC but they are taking current credentials logged in to Server.

I couldn't find a way to test the connection using domain\usera account under web site is running.

Thanks

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Please give this a read/try: "Testing connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server without any tools installed"

http://www.diaryofaninja.com/blog/2013/11/18/testing-connectivity-to-microsoft-sql-server-without-any-tools-installed

"f you cannot connect to the server, verify the firewall settings, and then try to connect again."
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Hi Icohan,

Thanks. I actually am using this one but my question is how to make test against AD account. If you choose windows aut , then currently log in users will be used. The only way to force is to log in as that AD account but I can't becasue it is not interactive.

my app pool in runnning under AD account and my connection to SQL is not SQL log in but windows.

So that is I am trying to find a way :)
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Argh...sorry I missed that essential point - is this what you mean? Essentially  you need to "runAS" that AD User and please see details here about "How do I impersonate a specific (fixed) identity?"

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff647248.aspx
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No problem :)

I have tried to run ODBC and UDL using runas. But again it is taking the logged credential user. The only way I found is to run SQL Studio manegement run as. But I don't have any sql to install.

Interesting it seems so weird that There was no easy way for this , I sometimes don't understand programmers ?
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yak...right, no easy way out but....luckily SQL 2016 finally the SSMS is independent and can be used with any prior version of sql as per http://www.jasonstrate.com/2013/05/get-just-the-tools-ssms-download/ so you could download and install only that OR...you can get one of older versions of SQL Express and instat SSMS only. After that all you need is to start it like:

runas /netonly /user:domain\username "C:\path_to\ssms.exe"

then connect to the server in cause to see if it works.
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by:toronto2456
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Thanks Icohan,

That is good advise but unfortunately there is an security measure here preventing authenticating service accounts , So I have no way to test it on my workstation,

But thanks for the information
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Good Infrormation
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