[dba-SQLServer] Startup Message

Darryl Collins Darryl.Collins at coles.com.au
Mon Nov 17 19:49:52 CST 2008

Hi Guys and Gals,

Curious about the startup messagebox you get when you fire up SQL Server (or at least I get it here at work).  I get a box (RUN AS) which prompts which account I want to use.  Our LAN and SQL Logins are the same so I always choose the top option (Current User).

My question is what is the value of the check box underneath that?  We always just untick it and go.  Leaving it ticked says it will protect your data and computer, but then adds a rather un-nerving disclaimer that leaving this option ticked may cause your program to malfunction - I mean, where is the benefit in that?

Clearly this must have some use (or this is MS - so maybe not).  Can anyone shine some light onto this tickbox and why it is (or isn't) needed and/or useful?


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