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  • hi,

    i just installed sql 2005 but with vista home.. but when i m trying to start SQL Server Management Studio tha DATABASE engine could not able to connect and giving error Login failed for the user (server name) error 18456..

    but other services open esily like Analysis service.

    i m using windows Authentication mode without pwd..

    i already reinstalled 2 time but same problem comming..

    if any of you have solution than pls tell.



    Thursday, December 29, 2011 1:21 PM


  • Try "Run As Administrator" option while launching SSMS.

    If that doesnot help post complete error message from SQL Server Error Logs http://sqlserver-help.com/2011/06/26/help-where-is-sql-server-errorlog/

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    • Marked as answer by amber zhang Monday, January 9, 2012 8:47 AM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:22 PM

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