Blog Engine and SQL Server

I spent my free time over the weekend doing taxes and family stuff, so I did not get to any code.  I did start working with BlogEngine to see if I can incorporate it into our website.  I ran into an interesting problem.  I wanted to change the data provider from an XML file in the app_data folder to a SQL Server database.  I ran the scripts no problem on a local instance of SQL Server.  I then created a SQL Server Login using SQL Server Authentication:

I then verified the login’s roles in the database. 

I then went to create a connection to the database via Visual Studio using a SQL Server Data Provider in a basic ASP.NET application:

And I get an error:

I then went out to SQL Server Management Studio and I also cannot login using those credentials.  I don’t know if there is something about Vista and SQL Server Authentication – I will continuing researching it.

I then changed the server role to sysadmin:

Changing the network library didn’t work:


I then tried starting all of the SQL Server related services – still no dice

Still failed

Finally, I then made sure that Sql Server Configuration allowed TCP and Shared Memory – it did

Then, in the words of Charlie Brown “There is no problem so large that you cannot run away from it”, I figured I would just use integrated security.

I changed the connection string in my web.config to this:

<add name="BlogEngine" connectionString="Server=.;Database=BlogEngine;Trusted_Connection=True;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>

And I added this line:

<identity impersonate="true" userName="xxx" password="yyy" />

I still got a login error regarding NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE.  I then decided that if I couldn’t beat them, make my solution less secure.  I added NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE to the server and database as sysadmin server role and datawriter and datareader database role.

It worked.  I am not happy, but it worked…






2 Responses to Blog Engine and SQL Server

  1. Çok yararlı paylaşımlarda bulunuyorsunuz teşekkür ederim

  2. Warren Mclennan says:

    Youre so cool!

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