FIX: SQLDMO - .Login and .Password Properties are Ignored with .LoginSecure = FALSE

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BUG #: 55770 (SQLBUG_70)
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In a SQL Distributed Management Objects (DMO) program with .LoginSecure set to FALSE, the .Login and .Password properties are ignored and a trusted connection is made.

If login and password parameters are given with the .Connect, a standard connection is made when .LoginSecure is set to FALSE (as expected).


Specify login and password parameters with .Connect instead of setting them as .Login and .Password.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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Here is sample code that demonstrates the problem and the workaround:
Private Sub Form_Load()

Set SQL7 = CreateObject("SQLDMO.SQLServer")

' Performs standard login

With SQL7
.LoginSecure = FALSE
.Connect "(local)", "sa", ""
Debug.Print .TrueLogin

End With

' Makes trusted connection even though LoginSecure is FALSE

With SQL7

        .Name = "(local)"
        .LoginSecure = FALSE
        .Login = "sa"
        .Password = ""
        Debug.Print .TrueLogin

    End With

    Set SQL7 = Nothing

End Sub


Article ID: 234268 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Standard Edition
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