I have received following question nearly 10 times in last week though emails. Many users have received following error while connecting to the database. This error happens when database is dropped for which is default for some of the database user. When user try to login and their default database is dropped following error shows up.
Cannot open user default database. Login failed.
Login failed for user ‘UserName’. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 4064)
The fix for this problem is very simple.
First click on Option>> Button of “Connect to Server” Prompt.
Now change the connect to database to any existing database on your server like master or msdb.
Now click on connect and it will successfully log you in. Once you login in the system run following statement for your username and it should fix your problem. Make sure to replace [test] with your username and master with yourdatabase name.
ALTER LOGIN [test] WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE = master
Watch SQL in Sixty Seconds video to Resolve Connection Error:
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://www.SQLAuthority.com)
Thank you so much!
Thank you. Keep up your good work!
Hello, how put this command “ALTER LOGIN [test] WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE = master” please
Thanks you so much i faced the issue today and resolved as per step provided by you.
Muchas gracias Muy Bueno
After dropping the default database the login failure error started to appear. Due to stress I forgot the simple tip you illustrate very succinctly. The issue was resolved after finding your post.
Thank you for reducing stress and make life a little better.