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Hello, 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? please advise. rgds.
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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.
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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.
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thank you Rob,how i can check connection string?...can you please let me know the steps...thanks
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Unfortunately the ConnectionString itself isn't available through a SQLTrace, but you should be able to see the ApplicationName, and hopefully work out which application it is. Then have a look at how that Application is connecting to see what you can do.
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thank you Rob,but I am not able to get you quote"but you should be able to see the ApplicationName, and hopefully work out which application it is. Then have a look at how that Application is connecting to see what you can do. "unquote.where and how i can do that...i have not done this in the past...
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it depends upon your development environment. e.g. For ASP.net that would be in web.config file. So please pass on as much detail as you can.
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