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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003

    Unanswered: SQL Server Express - user authentication - cached profiles

    If I have a laptop running SQL Server Express, and a user who has logged onto the network domain previously on that laptop, but does not currently have network connectivity; will SQL Server Express be able to authenticate the user and check for domain group membership based on the cached user profile on the laptop?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Provided Answers: 15
    Yes because Windows maintains a local cache for the credentials. Otherwise you would not be able to log in with your domain account when your laptop is not connected to the network. See:

    The Lazy Admin : Understanding Cached Credentials

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