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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Hello All,
I have used the full SQL Server instance instead of the SQL EXpress version that the book used. Now I can't use or take advantage of the login and registration forms in order to continue working on the tutorial on page 110.

My question is how do I use my FULL SQL SERVER INSTANCE to take advantage of the codes and forms come with MVC 2 (NerdDinner) starting project?

I know I have to make some changes in the "web.config" file but I don't really know what the connectionString entails. Part of the reason is that the original database file was automatically created when I created this project due to not having the SQL express on my machine.

Any idea ?

Thank you!
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I havent tried that yet. But I think you're on the right track. This is what I would do... First, figure out the web.config changes (google sql connection string). Don't mess with log-in stuff until you get this to work.

Then lookup asp.net configuration tool. asp.net configuration is launched from an icon in solution Explorer that looks like a globe and a hammer. This is where you set up user(s) and roles. As I recall, it was not mentioned in the book. Turn on roles, create an admin user as well as a non-admin user.

One question though, why aren't you using SQL Express? I would suggest using it to get through chapter 1. And then later adjust it. Just focus on getting through chapter 1.
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