SQL Server Authentication Vs Windows Authentication

Oct 16, 2006

Would anyone please help me out here. which of the 2 modes of authentication is better and why??

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Windows Authentication Vs SQL Server Authentication

Mar 12, 2008

For using different services of SQL SERVER 2005 which is better...
Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication?
what are the advantages and disadvantages of both?

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Feb 1, 2008


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I tested the Security Extension Sample and got it working when I rewrote the authentication part with my own LDAP authentication.

If I have understood correctly, the report manager is just application inside report server so is it possible to use forms authentication with one application but still leave the report server with Windows authentication?

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Sql Authentication = Fast./ Windows Authentication = V.slow!

Mar 25, 2004


(Using win2k, sqlserver2k, framework 1.1)
I have an fairly data-heavy application that uses Windows authentication (Trusted connection/aspnet account) to connect to Sql Server. The site uses IIS basic authentication.

On the dev server everything works fine but when I move to the live server things get strange and it starts to crawl along. (Pages load OK but then it just crawls as it loads the datagrids etc. Sometimes it brings back incomplete/incorrect data )

BUT When I use Sql Authentication to connect to Sql Server and there is no problem at all!

Ok, there is something obviously wrong with the live server (which is identical setup to dev)but I dont know where to start.

Any ideas??

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May 15, 2006

Hi all,

I've got two applications which both have a database on my MS SQL 2000 server. The problem is, one application must use Windows Integrated Authentication (which it is currently using and cannot be changed) whilst the other application which I'm trying to configure must use a SQL password.

Since the server has already been configured to use Windows Integrated Authentication for the existing database and application, how do I configure the other database to use the SQL password?


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May 12, 2006

Hi all,

My work is using a shared application
which accesses a MSSQL 2000 database. To access the application, the
folder on the Windows 2003 Server is shared and users can access the
folder through a shared drive.

For the application to access the
database, it uses an ODBC connection to the MSSQL server which
originally used the SA password.

We have recently switched to using
Windows Integrated Authentication because we believe it offers a
higher level of security. However the only way in which we have been
able to enable this is to add the windows users to the SQL server.

The problem with this is that the
application sets permissions for individual users on what records
they can see within the database. We have found that by adding the
windows users to the SQL Server, they can bypass the permissions the
set by the application by simply using any application that can use
an ODBC connection, such as Enterprise Manager, and see all the

One way around this would be to set up
domains of users with access privileges to the tables which reflect
the permissions set by the application, and configuring a view of the
data so they may only see the records that they have permissions to.
However to do this would require a high administrative cost to ensure
that changes made in the application are reflected in the privileges
of the SQL server.

Instead, is there a way the SQL server
can authenticate that the ODBC connection is coming from the correct
application using Windows Integrated Authentication?

This would allow the applcation to
determine security, and stop users from connecting to the SQL server
using other applications.

Alternatively, can the SQL server,
using Windows Integrated Authentication, also ask the application to
supply a username and password?

Any help with this matter would be
greatly appreciated.


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May 8, 2003


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Examples of each would be very useful

Many thanks in advance


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Dec 18, 2006


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This application also has a SYSTEM DSN under ODBC through which it accesses the database. For the application to access this database, should I only use SA (as my SQL instance is configured to use Mixed Authentication) or can I use Windows Authentcation too...

If I should only use SA, do we have a documentation which talks about this.


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Hallo there,

I just upgraded from Windows XP Pro to Windows Vista Bussiness and tried to reinstall SQL Server 2005 Developers Edition. After the installation i downloaded (using microsoft windows update) and installed all the service packs for sql and vista available.

My problem is when i open sql server management studio and try to connect to my default instance using windows authentication and database engine, an 18456 error occurs.

I enabled all the protocols and all the ports
I disabled windows firewall and antivirus (eset nod32)
I installed all service packs available
I have also installed Visual Studio 2005 without installing sqlexpress

But nothing happens!

Please i am very desperate, any information will be gratefully accepted.

This is my installation Information

Code Snippet

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 9.00.3042.00
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 2005.090.3042.00
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Microsoft MSXML 3.0 5.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.1434
Operating System 6.0.6001

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Oct 21, 2006

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I can connect fine when i open the page on the IIS server but from other machines, whilst logged in as the same domain user I get the error:
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Jul 20, 2004


I'm writing some software for clients and the connection is done via de username passwd methode, not windows authentication. One of the salespeople is creating FUD now, talking about a "major security leak" because, if someone has the username / password, he can view the data in the mssql database. ( seems normal to me for a username/password combination - winNT or not - but this news can be shocking to the uninitiated)
Is there any paper on his comprehensionlevel that deals with this issue?
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Thanx for any pointers,

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Sep 15, 2005


We are changing our web application to use Windows Authentication instead of SQL Server Authentication.

Initially, we added the IUSR_MACHINENAME user to SQL Server. This works ok when SQL Server and IIS are both running on the same server.

However, this won't work if SQL Server and IIS are on different servers on the same domain.

After doing a lot of research on the internet, it seemed that the answer was to create a user on the domain and use that user in IIS as the anonymous user (and give that user the relevant rights on SQL Server).

However, I've seen other comments in articles on the internet saying "Running any web service as a domain user is ill-advised".

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Sep 30, 2005

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Brief Description: I would like to use C# to write a program to access a SQL Server instance which is at another PC and using Windows Authentication. (I know how to use SQL Server Authentication, but I need to use Windows Authentication only.)

Detailed Description:
1. I have two PCs, and I would like to write a C# program in PC1. to access SQL Server at PC2 with Windows Authentication only.

2. I installed Microsoft Dynamics POS system. I install the POS Database with Windows Authentication only at PC2, but then I can install POS at my PC1, and when I set up the connection to the SQL Server, POS will pop up a dialog to ask me the username and password. I can just use the PC2's windows user account to login. Then POS can work fine. I would like to do the same just like what they did.

3. I tried the following code at the PC2 (the same PC as the SQL Server running), and it is running fine. But if I copy the same program and run it at another PC, then it will pop up a "Logon failuer: unknown user name or bad password.".

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Please help! Thank you!

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Melissa Kenny
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I have a domain user account through which I can log on a machine. The machine allows me to use this domain user account to create DB in SQL Server using windows authentication. How can I define a connection string to connect SQL Server? My connection string is like:
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I am running my laptop separate from a domain with a local user that has the same username as password as my domain account.

Under Windows XP -> User Accounts -> Manage My Network Passwords I could passthrough my domain credentials to allow myself access to the SQL Server using windows authentication. This is confirmed to have worked with both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 from Windows XP.

My current laptop is now running Windows Vista and this method seems to work fine for network access, but does not seem to work for SQL Server authentication using Windows authentication and I receive the following error.

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Configurations for the virtual directory are

1. Used Windows integrated authentication.

2. Created template for executing the stored procedure.

When i try to access the DB Server through a browser i am prompted to provide for Windows authentication. Even if i provide the domain user that has administrtive rights on both the server i am getting a response.

ERROR: 400.100 Bad Request

HResult: 0x80046000
Source: Microsoft SQL isapi extension
Description: Invalid connection settings: access denied

If from MMC i change the properties of the virtual directry to enable anonymous acess using the cridentials that i mentioned earlier, everything is working fine. I have been searching the net for 2 days and tried everything that i could find but still i keep getting the same error.

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Windows Authentication Failed For SQL Server 2000

Feb 27, 2008

Logins failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.
(microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18452)

Hi Guys.

How are you,
its something very complicated to understand my issue.
i am receiving the above error message when i tried to login with using windows accout to connect to SQL server Instance using client tool.

ok Let me start step by step.
1) Initially we have one box using windows 2000 (OS) and having SQL Server 2000.
2) Here on SQL Server instance i have created windows account login and gave permissions to one of the database on that instance.
3) this windows account is in the right domain and also in the same domain
4) when i right click on Management Studio on the different machine --> Run As--> enter the windows account --> select the above Sql server instance.then connect
5) Here i am not able to connect to the sql server.
the below error generates when i press the connect button
Logins failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.
(microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18452)

if we gave the full permission to connect to box with this windows account then i am able to connect the sql server instance, otherwise its not allowing me to connect to the Sql server instance.

we have another box using windows 2000 (OS) and having SQL Server 2005.
i have followed the same as above with same windows account login.
Here i am able to connect to the SQL Server Instance and also this windows account donot have permission to connet the box.

Anybody have idea about this issue???
if the SQL server 2000 doesnot have the option to connect remotely. unless that windows account have the full permissions to box.
if you have any white paper please let know.
i really appreciate for your effort, if you dont understand please let me know.
thanks so much.


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Oct 20, 2006


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I go to the Server Management and registered servers, create a new one and enter the ip address of the server and choose Windows Authentication. The following error keeps appearing though and I am not sure what settings/where to check:

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I have checked and think port 1443 is open on the server, tcpip is enabled but when I choose Windows authentication I cannot enter a username or password as it is greyed out. It has completed the username but no password and these are not the correct ones to connect to the server - I wish to wish the same one I use for RDC.

Or should I try SQL Authentication and if so how would I set this up? Cannot see on the server in SQL Configuration where I could set this?

Hope someone who knows a lot more than me on this can help!

Thanks for your time - this has been driving me mad for days now and everything I print off the internet is not help so any feed back or more useful links to loo up would be great.

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