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Reconfigure SQL Server authentication

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    j0217995

    I have started to use some of SQL Server 2005 and have it installed in a Virtual Machine running Windows 2003 Server setup.  This server is in its own workgroup.  However when I installed the server, I chose Windows Authentication.
    I would like to use the SQL Managemnt Studio from my own PC to login and work on it, however I can't connect due to problems with Windows Authentication.  Can I change it to login in as SA?  I'm a novice to SQL so sorry for the stupidity.  

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    uratewl

    From within SQL Server Management Strudio on the virtual server, connect to the local sql instance and them right click on the name of the server. Select Properties. On the modal window, click on the Security node on the left and then change the Server Autentication to SQL Server and Windows Authentication.

    tewl

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