Hi, What is "over the network"? When you say "you have setup a login" - what exactly did you do? What is the exact error message you are getting? When you say you want to use impersonation - which user are you impersonating? Cheers Ken -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of j s Sent: Wednesday, 5 March 2008 9:12 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] ASP.Net - Setting up SQL Express Hello, I'm having an incredibly difficult time setting up sql express for and .net windows authetication. Does anyone know of a really complete guide to do this? It's over a network - sql express is on c: and the intranet sits on d: of the server. I've been using impersonation and an error msg comes up Cannot open database aspnetdb requested by the login. The login failed. I've created a login for this on sql express - but it's not working. Thx -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !