RE: Login has all rigfhts but can login to sql

Hello Salam,

From your description, you're getting the "Login name must be specified"
error when try adding a sqlserver login into a database's users collection
and set its default scheme to dbo, correct?

Based on my research and the steps you mentioned, I think it is likely
caused by the "login name" value is not supplied when you add the user.
When adding a new user into SQL Server database, you need to supply two

**Username ----this is used for identify the user in the certain database

**Login name--- this is used for identity the login (windows or sqlserver)
of this database instance.

and Username is not required to be identical to the loginname. For your
scenario, you need to put the sql login's name in the "login name" textbox,
and also supply a "username" in the top textbox.

BTW, you can also configure the default schema of a sqlserver login in a
certain database through the Server logins configuration window. You can do
this by following below steps:

1. Select the login (sql or windows) in the database instance's
"security-->logins" list and rigth click to open properties dialog.

2. In the login properties dialog, choose "User Maping" setting in the left

3. You can then configure the mapped username and default schema in those
databases of this server instance.

I've attached two screenshots of the above approaches. You can get it by
using Outlook express to visit this message. If you feel it necessary, I
can send you through email also.

Please feel free to let me know if there is any other information you


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