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gagani
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Posted - 03/27/2013 :  06:47:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do we have to be in SQL authentication mode when restoring database
and creating sql jobs and linked servers? is it ok to create all of them in windows authentication mode?

James K
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Posted - 03/27/2013 :  08:44:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can do all of those in Windows Authentication mode - although I like to set up the server in mixed mode for a variety of reasons. For example, while certainly possible, I have found that setting up linked servers takes more effort with Windows Authentication (multi-hop problem etc. See here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_protocols/archive/2006/08/10/694657.aspx )
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russell
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Posted - 03/27/2013 :  11:54:57  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The 90 seconds or so of "more effort" with registering an SPN and ticking a single box in AD (to allow delegation) is well worth the security and management advantages of using Windows authentication with your linked servers.

Edited by - russell on 03/27/2013 11:55:38
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James K
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Posted - 03/27/2013 :  11:59:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More than the 90 seconds, it is the need to involve the sysadmins and network people who look upon me with suspicion when I make such requests.
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russell
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Posted - 03/27/2013 :  12:02:47  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, 5 minutes And if they know what they're doing then they understand why you need it and they will spend 90 seconds. Honestly, it is nothing more than registering the SPN (which they ought to delegate permission to the DBAs to do) and a single box checked in AD for the service account...

You need to explain to them

Sorry for the thread derail
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