DOC: SQL Debugging with VC++ 5.0 Requires a Non-System Account

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The documentation included with Visual C++ 5.0 incorrectly states that SQL Server does not need to be configured to log on under a user account for SQL Debugging to work in all cases.

If you are using SQL Debugging with one or two machines when you are using SQL Server as a Service, you need to configure SQL Server to log on under a user account, not under the local system account.

If you use SQL Debugging with SQL Server logged on as the local system account, the following error message will appear in the application event log from the source MSDEVSDI:
SQL Server when started as service must not log on as System Account. Reset to logon as user account using Control Panel.


The documentation in question can be found at mk:@ivt:vccore/F2D/D32/S4D107.HTM in the Visual C++ documentation.

NOTE: The documentation has been fixed for Visual C++ 6.0.


Article ID: 179235 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
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