[dba-VB] [dba-SQLServer] Login to sql server

Gary Kjos garykjos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 15:48:13 CDT 2010

Glad we could help. ;-)


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM, jwcolby <jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com> wrote:
> The "default database" was the key.  Discovered it about 15 oh-no-seconds after pressing send.
> I'm good on this one.
> John W. Colby
> www.ColbyConsulting.com
> jwcolby wrote:
>> I have a network at my home office which uses Windows for Workgroups networking.
>> I have two SQL Servers.  I am having issues getting an employee able to log in to the AZUL SQL
>> Server instance (running on the AZUL server machine) FROM a desktop machine.  He is able to remote
>> desktop in to the AZUL server, to his own user, and through that is able to open SQL Server
>> Management Studio and do stuff, and is able to use the C# program we are writing to do stuff.
>>  From his workstation, I AM able to log in as my own user, then open SSMS and log in to AZUL SQL
>> server instance.
>> Paul is unable to log in to the AZUL SS instance through SSMS.  He gets an error:
>> Cannot connect to Azul.
>> Cannot open user default database.  Login Failed.
>> Login failed for Azul\Paul.  SQL Server error 4064
>> This seems to imply that it has something to do with his user on the workstation, since he can log
>> in if he remote desktops in.  However the user name and password on the workstation is exactly the
>> same as the username on AZUL.
>> I don't know where to go next in troubleshooting this.
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Gary Kjos
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