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It’s very common practice a database administrator guy has two login as WINDOWS authentication and a SQL’s sysadmin at database box. DBA guy always connect DB Server from their own working workstation (Desktop/Laptop) via SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Sometimes it happens we have to connect Server from different workstation, in this situation we have to use own windows credential instead of local workstation. To use the different login to connect to SQL Server using SSMS we need to use the “Run as” feature. To do this there are many option, some of few are as,

1)Run As different User :

Just go to at SSMS.exe, Press and Hold the Shift Key and Right Click on the SSMS executable, Now select “Run as Different User” option.
or
Click on Start Button, Go to SSMS and, Press and Hold the Shift Key and Right Click on the SSMS.
It will be look like as below

It will ask user name and password as below, write Username and password, it will connect to database server with given credential.

2) Run As from Command Prompt :

Just open the command prompt ( Start ->Run->CMD)

At your command prompt, write as

Runas /user:VirendraRnD\Virendra “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe”
or
Runas /user:VirendraRnD\Virendra SSMS.EXE

or

It will ask password for given user.
Note : SSMS.EXE path may be changed as per your installation or SQL server version. Use RUNAS / NETONLY If the credentials specified are for remote access only.

3)Run As from RUN Command :

Step -1 : Go to Start -> Run,
Step -2 : Type following command in text box and press enter, this will launch command prompt to get user’s password:


Happy Reading, Please suggest other options !