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Error "Invalid username or password" Signing In to Microsoft SQL Server


Published: 28 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Feb 2017

Issue

When you sign in to Microsoft SQL Server, the following error might occur:
 
Invalid username or password.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Active Directory

Resolution

Ensure that your user account has permission to access the Microsoft SQL Server database, or that it has permission to impersonate an account that does have access to the server database.

Cause

Windows Active Directory (AD) accounts must have permission to sign in to Microsoft SQL Server or have impersonation permissions to sign in to the Microsoft SQL Server using different account credentials.
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