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Is there a way to register a server to your CMS and use SQL Authentication?

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No, you can't use SQL authentication with the CMS. It's Windows authentication only. It doesn't store any authentication data inside the CMS - it's only a list of registered servers.

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and no possible workaround? –  SQLRockstar May 27 '09 at 18:35
    
Yeah, sadly no. Same problem with multiple domains without a trust between 'em too. –  Brent Ozar May 27 '09 at 19:42
    
found this connect item, can we get people to vote? connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/… –  SQLRockstar May 28 '09 at 15:43

When you register your CMS there's a drop down with Authentication. Change that to SQL Server Authentication (if I'm understanding you correctly)

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thanks, but that is just for the connection to the CMS. I am looking to register instances to the CMS, and the option for authentication is disabled. i tried an import/export, but the option was changed (and disabled) upon import. –  SQLRockstar May 27 '09 at 17:45
    
and how the hell do you have 186 points and three badges already? where have i been? –  SQLRockstar May 27 '09 at 17:45

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