Can't go beyond welcome page; Connection to DB fail Error

Topics: General, Installing Orchard, Troubleshooting
Aug 2, 2011 at 12:55 AM


I got to the "Welcome to Orchard" page and I got to the part asking me where to store my data.  I chose Use existing SQL Server, just to try and used this connection string: Server=localhost\SQLExpress;UID=sa;PWD=test123;database=orchard, but I get this error:

Cannot open database "orchard" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'sa'

Was I supposed to create a new database? What is the schema, if that is the case? Else, does Orchard do the scripting to create the appropriate database and tables?

Thank you

Aug 2, 2011 at 1:37 AM

Just create the database. Orchard is going to take care of creating the tables. You might want to avoid using sa though. That is quite a dangerous practice.

Aug 3, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Thanks for the pointer.  "sa" was just for my test, but thank you for the tip :)  It worked; thank you very much.  I should have just tried creating an empty database first to see.  I had a feeling but thought maybe the codes will do that.  Where is the codes that set up the tables like that, by the way?

Aug 3, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Deep in nHibernate.