How do I access SQL Server 2008 Database using SQL Server Management Studio?

Please follow the steps listed below in order to access or connect your SQL 2008 database using SQL Server Management Studio :


Open SQL Server Management Studio, the "Connect to Server" window will open. Select/enter the following:

  • Server Type: Database Engine
  • Server Name: SQL Server Host
  • Authentication: SQL Server Authentication
  • Login: SQL 2008 Login name
  • Password: SQL 2008 Password

Click "connect" and you will be connected to the SQL 2008 server.

You can create SQL Login name and set the password through control panel.

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