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login failed for user

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Apr 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Edited Apr 7, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Running Orchard setup in Vs2k10sp1, I get an error saying "setup failed. Login failed for user 'foo'.

My database connection string is:
server=.\sqlexpress; database=orchard; persist security info=true; user id=foo; password=foo;

Can anybody shed light on this? How's a database created?

Sep 22, 2011 at 2:14 AM

I am hitting similar issue.  I have a hunch the issue might come down to a simple setting change somewhere; however, I can't seem to find it or google it somewhere.  Any suggestion is really appreciated. 

My setup is following:

  • The machine is running Windows 2008 Enterprise server and is not in a domain.
  • The web server is on the same box and is running ASP.NET 4.0.
  • Same machine runs SQL 2K8 server and hosts Orchard database.
  • I create a local windows user - _OrchardDbUser and set a secured password for this account.
  • When I login the machine using '_OrchardDbUser', I am able to connect to Orchard database using Sql management studio console.  Creating table and saving table operation is successful.
  • However, when I try to use this DB in the Orchard setup page, I got a 'Login failed for user - _OrchardDbUser'. 

Seeing the error, I have tried following and still seeing same error:

  • Disable firewall to remove all firewall related issue.
  • Change sql serve to run in Mix mode.

I am sure this is not a Orchard issue because I created a simple C# command prompt project and I got the same error.  Does anyone know what (security) setting I need to change to able to connec to DB?   


  • // string constr = "Data Source=GoodBox;Initial Catalog=Orchard;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=_OrchardDbUser;Password=(goodone)";
  • // string constr = @"Data Source=GoodBox;Initial Catalog=Orchard;User Id=_OrchardDbUser;Password=(goodone)";
  • // string constr = @"Server = localhost; Database = Orchard; User ID = _OrchardDbUser;Password=(goodone); Trusted_Connection = False;";
  • string constr = @"Data Source=GoodBox;Initial Catalog=Orchard;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=_OrchardDbUser;Password=(goodone);Integrated Security=True";
  • SqlConnection sqlconn = new SqlConnection(constr);
  • sqlconn.Open();
  • sqlconn.Close();