Use this tab to specify options when registering a Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 database.
To access this page, in Registered Servers, click SQL Server Compact Edition on the Registered Servers toolbar, right-click any registered servers group, point to New, and then click Server Registration.
SQL Server Management Studio does not support SQL Server Compact 4.0.
When a server is registered from Registered Servers, the Server type box is read-only, and it matches the type of server displayed in Registered Servers. To register a different type of server, click Database Engine, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SQL Server Compact Edition, or Integration Services on the Registered Servers toolbar before starting to register a new server.
Select the database by selecting the database file to which to connect.
SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 Authentication is the only option available.
Enter the user name with which to connect. This option is only available if you have selected to connect using Windows Authentication.
Enter the login to connect with. This option is not available.
Enter the password for the login. This option is only editable if you have selected to connect using SQL Server Authentication.
Select this check box to have SQL Server store the password you have entered. This option is only displayed if you have selected to connect using SQL Server Compact Edition Authentication.
If you have stored the password and want to stop storing it, clear this check box, and then click Save.
Registered server name
The name you want to appear in Registered Servers. This name does not have to match the Server name box.
Registered server description
Enter an optional description of the server.
Click to test the connection to the server selected in Server type.