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How To Verify a Login name with SQLCMD Tool?

The quickest way to verify a login name on a SQL Server is probably to use the SQLCMD tool, which takes the server name, login name and password in a single command line. Here is how to try it yourself:

Start a command window and enter the following command:

C:\>SQLCMD -S LOCALHOST\SQLEXPRESS -U FYI_DBA -P ABD_IYF
1> PRINT Suser_Sname();
2> GO
FYI_DBA
1> QUIT
C:\>

This shows FYI_DBA is a valid login and the password is correct. Now try this command:

C:\>SQLCMD -S LOCALHOST\SQLEXPRESS -U FYI_DEV -P ABD_IYF
Msg 18456, Level 14, State 1, Server LOCALHOST\SQLEXPRESS, Line 1
Login failed for user 'FYI_DEV'.
C:\>

This shows FYI_DEV is not a valid login or the password is incorrect.

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  1. What Is the Security Model Used in SQL Server 2005?
  2. What Are Security Principals Used in SQL Server 2005?
  3. What Is the Security Principal at the Server Level That Represents Your Session?
  4. What Is the Security Principal at the Database Level That Represents Your Session?
  5. How To Create a New Login Name in SQL Server?
  6. How To Verify a Login name with SQLCMD Tool?
  7. How To List All Login Names on the Server?
  8. How To Change the Password of a Login Name?
  9. How To Change a Login Name?
  10. How To Disable a Login Name?
  11. How To Delete a Login Name?
  12. How To Create a User Name in a Database?
  13. How To List All User Names in a Database?
  14. How To Find the Login Name Linked to a Given User Name?
  15. How To Verify a User name with SQLCMD Tool?
  16. How To Change the Name of a Database User?
  17. How To Delete an Existing Database User?

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