Subject Re: [firebird-support] Cannot log into database
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> I don't know if this is Firebird or a BDE issue but I am trying to port
> a legacy client that runs on FB 1.5 from an XP system to a WIN7 (64 bit)
> system.
> I was able to install FB 1.56, the client software with its fdb onto the
> WIN7 system. I also had to install BDE 5.01 since that is what the
> client uses. I redefined the ALIAS in BDE Administrator to point to the
> fdb on the WIN7 system.
> When I run the client trying to use the fdb on the WIN7 system I get an
> "unknown user name or password" error. If I point the ALIAS to the fdb
> on the old XP system I can run the client from the WIN7 system but it is
> accessing the fdb on the old system. This would be OK except I want to
> get rid of XP altogether and getthe database on the WIN7 system.
> With FlameRobin on the WIN7 system I can register and access the WIN7
> fdb using the default username and passwords so it appears these are
> correct (they match those on the XP system). I can even run queries and
> see the data. However, when I try to open the WIN7 fdb through BDE
> Administrator I get the "unknown user name or password" error. My guess
> is that if we can get BDE to log into the fdb then the rest should fall
> in place (hopefully !).
> Has anyone else run into this ?

Wow, BDE is still in business, even on Windows 7 64-bit.

A few things I would check:

* Which Firebird client library is loaded by the BDE?
* Are you using a local or TCP-based connection string?
* Just to be sure, but you have specified the username for the BDE
alias, right?

With regards,
Thomas Steinmaurer

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