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Sql Standard Varchar Size

i know ms sql allows varchar to reach a size of 8000. i've also read that oracle allows for 4000, though i've never used it and not sure about that. so my question is what is the sql standard for a varchar size?

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[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] Login failed. User: MCLEANC Reason: Not Defined as a valid user of a trusted SQL Server connection.

I looked in the Microsoft Knowledgebase and read an article on SQL Server Error 18450 (;en-us;Q164167). I followed all of their suggestions but the server still seems to be stuck in "Integrated" mode.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



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I currently use SQL 2005 express advanced. I connect to it from approx 20 pc's simultaneously and all works well. Each "client" connects with the same user, therefore I have one user setup within SQL server and then all client pc's connect to the database with the same user and password. This works well.

Owing to the database file size restriction of 4 gig, I now need to purchase full SQL 2005 Standard.

My question is, if I buy SQL 2005 Standard with 5 CAL (client access licences) does that mean that I can no longer connect my 20 client pc's to the server at the same time, even though I am only actually logging in with 1 user only?

Any help is greatly appreciated as I can't seem to get an answer to this question via microsoft at all, and a 20 user licence of full sql 2005 is beyond my budget.

many thanks

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