Consider the following scenario:

  • You have Microsoft SQL Server 2014 installed on a server that is not joined to a Windows domain.

  • You connect to the server from a remote client by using SQL authentication and SQL Server Management Studio 2014 (SSMS).

  • You try to open the memory-optimized table template on the client.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

Failed to connect to Server "<ServerName>"
The target principal Name is incorrect. Cannot generate SSPI context


This issue occurs because, instead of using the credentials and authentication mode of the current connection, SSMS always uses Windows Authentication to connect to the server. This makes the connection fail when SSMS tries to open the memory-optimized table creation template and then check whether the database has any memory-optimized objects.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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