Jerry Nixon on Windows: Connect to a SQL Database using Windows Account on different Domain

Jerry Nixon on Windows

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Connect to a SQL Database using Windows Account on different Domain

The problem is you can’t use windows authentication if you are not on the same domain. SSMS wants to pass your current windows credentials which, if you are not on the same domain, are not the correct ones. There’s a solution. It is (syntax shows SSMS 2008):

runas /netonly /user:northamerica\jnixon "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe"