Configuring SQL Server Repository

This article provides information about configuring MS SQL Server Repository connection

All versions are supported including 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 and Compact Edition.

By default, MS SQL Server repository connection is using 32 bit 
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server, 
it is possible to use different 32 bit OLE DB Provider 
by switching to OLE DB Repository connection type.

  1. Click Options
  2. Click Plus
  3. Enter a connection name
  4. Set type to MS SQL Server
  5. Select/Enter server name
  6. Enter username and password
  7. Select database name
  8. Make sure that connection actually works

When username and password are blank windows authentication is used
  1. Click Options
  2. Click Plus
  3. Enter a connection name
  4. Set type to Ole DB
  5. Select build connection
  6. Select relevant Ole DB provider and enter necessary parameters
  7. Make sure that connection actually works

To avoid issues with date fields always use English as the default language for repository user

To avoid problems always make sure that you are using the latest version of 32 or 64 bit MS SQL Server client
Using SQL Server username and password is always better than using windows authentication.
Consider the following scenario.
Administrator Jonh installs the software everything is working fine.
Developer Peter logs in, nothing is working, because the developer has no access to the repository database.
Peter gets proper access and he can do his job.
Over the weekend another administrator want to check execution status he logs in, the same problem happens again.

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