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Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration

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I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL Server
2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing SQL
2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?

Nov 29 '07 #1
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Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which use
a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or SQL
Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

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>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing SQL
2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?

Nov 29 '07 #2

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You beat me to it, Steven... ;-)

Second link reposted, to fix it, as it was broken into 2 lines.

!#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
!http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...rver_2000.aspx

Something to keep in mind, too, is that SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Express can coexist.
I have them both running on the same testbox at the same time.

That way, you don't have to deal with custom implementations which might require old syntax.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
======================================
"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" <st*****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message news:n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which use
a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or SQL
Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

==================================================

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ications.

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Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each follow
up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...t/default.aspx.

==================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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>>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing SQL
2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?


Nov 29 '07 #3

P: n/a
Ok, ScottGu's blog was a good link to answer my question.

So, now I have a follow up question, which came up in Scott's blog, but was
not answered:

If I have an existing database with my own user/password data already in a
table, how can I configure ASP .NET to use that data? How would the
provider know to use my tables and what field represents what data?


"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" <st*****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which use
a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or
SQL
Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

==================================================

Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...ult.aspx#notif
ications.

Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent issues
where an initial response from the community or a Microsoft Support
Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each follow
up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...t/default.aspx.

==================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

--------------------
>>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing SQL
2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?

Nov 30 '07 #4

P: n/a
Thanks Juan,

I always encounter such broken link issue due to the tool my used :(

Thanks for correcting it.

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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>From: "Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.com>
References: <B2**********************************@microsoft.co m>
<n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
>Subject: Re: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 05:59:47 -0400

You beat me to it, Steven... ;-)

Second link reposted, to fix it, as it was broken into 2 lines.

!#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
!>
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
_2000.aspx
>
Something to keep in mind, too, is that SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server
2005 Express can coexist.
>I have them both running on the same testbox at the same time.

That way, you don't have to deal with custom implementations which might
require old syntax.
>

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
======================================
"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" <st*****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
>Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which
use
>a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or
SQL
>Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
>_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

================================================= =

Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...ult.aspx#notif
>ications.

Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent
issues
>where an initial response from the community or a Microsoft Support
Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each
follow
>up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...t/default.aspx.

================================================= =
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
>>


--------------------
>>>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>>>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing
SQL
>>>2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?



Nov 30 '07 #5

P: n/a
Thanks for your reply Scott,

As you said you already have an existing database that contains the
username/password, is that database previously used by membership
provider(in SQL Express)? If so, since that database has the correct
membership structure, you can surely use it. An easy way is to simply
attach the old database to new server instance(or use SSIS is they're of
diffferent version). If the database is not a membership database(but
your own user account database), I'm afraid you will need to maually import
those user account info into ASP.NET membership database through
membership APIS(such as adduser...).

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

--------------------
>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Re: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 21:19:14 -0500
Ok, ScottGu's blog was a good link to answer my question.

So, now I have a follow up question, which came up in Scott's blog, but
was
>not answered:

If I have an existing database with my own user/password data already in a
table, how can I configure ASP .NET to use that data? How would the
provider know to use my tables and what field represents what data?


"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" <st*****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
>Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which
use
>a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or
SQL
Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
>_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

================================================= =

Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...ult.aspx#notif
>ications.

Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent
issues
>where an initial response from the community or a Microsoft Support
Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each
follow
>up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...t/default.aspx.

================================================= =
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

--------------------
>>>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>>>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing
SQL
>>>2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?


Nov 30 '07 #6

P: n/a
1. You could write a custom membership provider.

These articles explain :

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...17/427731.aspx

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa479038.aspx

http://www.15seconds.com/issue/050216.htm

2. You could add the tables you need to your existing database table.

Here's a guide : http://www.steamed-design.com/

....and here's info on aspnet_regsql.exe :

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...62(vs.80).aspx


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
======================================
"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message news:1C**********************************@microsof t.com...
Ok, ScottGu's blog was a good link to answer my question.

So, now I have a follow up question, which came up in Scott's blog, but was not answered:

If I have an existing database with my own user/password data already in a table, how can I configure ASP .NET to use
that data? How would the provider know to use my tables and what field represents what data?


"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" <st*****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message news:n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
>Hi Scott,

As for configuring ASP.NET 2.0 membership to connect SQL Server 2000, you
need to do the following things:

** use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to setup a database in sqlserver 2000 db

** add a new membership provider in your ASP.NET 2.0 application which use
a connectionstring pointed to your SQL Server 2000 database

Here are two web articles provided detailed steps:

#Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or SQL
Server 2005
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...25/423703.aspx

#Using ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API with SQL Server 2000
http://www.vikramlakhotia.com/Using_...ith_SQL_Server
_2000.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

================================================= =

Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...ult.aspx#notif
ications.

Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent issues
where an initial response from the community or a Microsoft Support
Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each follow
up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscripti...t/default.aspx.

================================================= =
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

--------------------
>>>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
Subject: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:15:44 -0500

I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server
>>>2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my existing SQL
2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP .NET?


Nov 30 '07 #7

P: n/a
If the database is not a membership database(but
your own user account database), I'm afraid you will need to maually
import
those user account info into ASP.NET membership database through
membership APIS(such as adduser...).
Yes, this would be the case. Can you tell me what APIS(such as adduser...)
means? Thanks!

Nov 30 '07 #8

P: n/a
Sure Scott,

For the APIs, just configure your membership provider and then use the
"Membership" class's static methods such as "CreateUser" and "DeleteUser"

CreateUser Overloaded. Adds a new user to the data store.
DeleteUser Overloaded. Deletes a user from the database.

#Membership Methods
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...embership_meth
ods.aspx
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
--------------------
>Reply-To: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
From: "Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospam>
References: <B2**********************************@microsoft.co m>
<n7**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
<1C**********************************@microsoft.co m>
<b#**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
>In-Reply-To: <b#**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
Subject: Re: Replacing VS .NET's SQL Server Express Edition Integration
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:52:38 -0500
>
>If the database is not a membership database(but
your own user account database), I'm afraid you will need to maually
import
those user account info into ASP.NET membership database through
membership APIS(such as adduser...).

Yes, this would be the case. Can you tell me what APIS(such as
adduser...)
>means? Thanks!

Nov 30 '07 #9

P: n/a
re:
!Can you tell me what APIS(such as adduser...) means? Thanks!

Here's a complete guide :

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ms366730(VS.80).aspx


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
======================================
"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message news:03**********************************@microsof t.com...
>If the database is not a membership database(but
your own user account database), I'm afraid you will need to maually import
those user account info into ASP.NET membership database through
membership APIS(such as adduser...).

Yes, this would be the case. Can you tell me what APIS(such as adduser...) means? Thanks!

Nov 30 '07 #10

P: n/a
You may find this post:
http://sholliday.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A68482B9628A842A!160.entry

about transferring existing data to a new database...helpful.

...

"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:B2**********************************@microsof t.com...
I've seen many posts and ready articles discussing how changing the
membership & roles "provider" in VS .NET is easy, but have yet to see
instructions on how to do it.

If I already have SQL Server 2000 on a machine and didn't install SQL
Server 2005 Express with my VS .NET installation, how do I set up my
existing SQL 2000 server to be the membership & roles provider for ASP
.NET?

Dec 4 '07 #11

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