Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to hack "Failed to query a list of database names from the SQL Server"

Sometimes ASP.NET Configuration Tool(ASP.NET) is a pain in the ass when trying to add aspnet.db for role management.

By default on Vista the current user on the machine is not a member of SysAdmin on SQL Server 2005/2008.

So here is the trick.

1-Open Sql Server Surface Area Configuration tool from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008.

2-When the screen pops up click on Add New Administrator.

-on top right make sure that User to provision=Username of the pc
-on your left (Available Privileges) select Member of SQL Server SysAdmin and click on the right arrow (>)
-click ok and you should be ready to go.

My name is Talley Ouro,Developer in Raleigh,NC


martha said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


TALLEY said...

You are welcome

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I am a software developer based in Raleigh,NC,USA.I design softwares and systems ;i also do consulting for companies worldwide.I program with these languages:VB.NET 2003/2005/2008;C#;Java(fun),SQL(200,2005,2008);ASP.NET 2.0/3.5;ASP.NET AJAX;ASP.NET MVC;JavaScript;JQuery;Windows Workflow Foundation;Web Services.I have 4 years + in programming.