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Connect to Server (SQL Server Compact)

Use this dialog to view or specify options when connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1.

Server type

When registering a server from Object Explorer, select the type of server to connect to: Database Engine, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1, or Integration Services. The rest of the dialog shows only the options that apply to the selected server type. When registering a server from Registered Servers, the Server type box is read-only, and matches the type of server displayed in the Registered Servers component. To register a different type of server, select Database Engine, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1, or Integration Services from the Registered Servers toolbar before starting to register a new server.

Database file

Select the database by selecting the database file to connect to.

Authentication

SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Authentication is the only option available.

Login

This option in not available for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1.

Password

Enter the password for the database.

Connect

Click to connect to the server selected above.

Options

Click to display additional server connection options, such as registering a server and remembering the password.

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