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How to Manually Add a Database (SQL 2005/2008)

To manually add SQL 2005/2008 First open SQL Management Studio on your server locally.

Step 1

Once SQL Management Studio is open click Connect.


Step 2

Expand the master database and right-click Database then click New Database…


Step 3

Name your database in the Database Name field and click OK.


Step 4

You will now need to create a login to associate with the database.

Expand the security folder then right-click New Login.


Step 5

You may now create the database user name, select SQL Server Authentication to assign a password.

Uncheck Enforce password expiration.

Select your database as the default database then click OK.


Step 6

We now want to assign the database user the proper permissions.

Click on the User mapping page.

Click the check box next to your database.

Click the check box next to db_owner.


Step 7

You should now test your login credentials remotely from your PC.


Please open a support ticket if you have any questions or concerns regarding this article.

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