I am stuck... I am trying to use a linked server in sql 2005 (xls sheet), it works great using windows authentication but since the program will not be running locally i would prefer to use sql auth...
when i log in using the sql name i have created. it only has connect & execute permissions on the main database (as it should), but i also need to query this linked server, when i try to query it i get authentication failed. how do i fix that?
the xls is on a fat32 partition and can be moved to an ntfs partition with out any problems.
The db_datareader database role is for only within the database it is granted. So you would only be granting read access to tables within the specified database that the public role does not already allow read access to.