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First published by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 8 Apr 2011
Last revision by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 25 Jul 2017
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How do I get past, "*SQL Server*Login failed for user '*'"?

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By: Alan Moore Posted on 23 Apr 2011 9:23 AM

How do I open up SQL Server Management Studio?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 24 Aug 2011 6:49 PM

Assuming you have it installed ... Start | Programs | Microsoft SQL Server | SQL Server Management Studio.

There's an option to install the express version of it when you install DonorWise.

By: Matt Postiff Posted on 22 Jul 2014 3:23 AM

I am not clear on how to create my first DonorWise Database. I try to "Connect to Server" with Windows Authentication and without. If the latter, I use the username and password I created when I went through the installation process. Neither works. It is not clear from the instructions above just what I do in the SQL Server Management Studio (Express) to get things going. Can you give some more detail? Thanks---Matt

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 28 Jul 2014 5:08 PM
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For your first database you create, you should probably un-check "Windows Authentication" and login using "sa" and the password you provided when installing SQL Server.

--Troy

By: PercyHerrera Posted on 1 Aug 2015 3:08 AM

How I can restore the username and password for one Donorwise's Database ?

By: DiscipleshipJourneyswithJesus Posted on 4 Jul 2017 7:40 PM

Troy,

  I have used all the variations of passwords, I used the one I initially set up the SQL with and nothing works. I do not see any option to change your password. Help? I would love to use this program as I already use TNT Connect.Frustrating to not see where or how to get it working.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 25 Jul 2017 5:39 PM

As this article shows, you can often right-click on SQL Server Management Studio, "Run as Administrator", and then you can go into "Security" and "Logins" to change any password you want for any user.

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