Posted by: joachimvandenbogaert | February 18, 2009

Aspnet_regsql problem

To deploy a Microsoft MembershipProvider, you can use the aspnet_regsql tool to create a membership database for ASP.Net.

SQL Server (Express Edition) is not configured by default to accept remote connections, so you need some configuration changes.

Here’s how to do it:

Unfortunately, aspnet_regsql kept complaining. The cause was something really trivial (the database instance name was missing in the GUI). Just fill out the database name + instance and all will work well, as described here:


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