Noticed below error message in application logs for job failure,in sql 2008
Login failed for user Mali/carlos Reason :Failed to open the explicitly specified database. [CLIENT:XXXXXX]
is this somting authenticaiton error?
Generally it means that either the default database defined for the login does not exist or they do not have permissions to use their default dB.
answered Oct 31 '11 at 05:24 AM
If it's an explicitly specified database, check the connection string to see which database you're trying to connect to. Then make sure the login is mapped to a user in that database. It could well be that they had once been granted access using the guest user, but that this user has since been disabled.
answered Oct 31 '11 at 05:30 AM