I have a ASP.NET application. I want to connect to a remote database server with an SQL username/password. <BR>The username/password is being supplied in the connection string. <BR>When I attempt to open the connection, I get "SQL Server does not exist or access denied" (yes the server is there and running). <BR>When I look at the event viewer security logs on the SQL server, I see authentication failures on user ASPNET. <BR>I don&#039;t want to add the ASPNET user on my database server. <BR>Is there a way to force basic SQL authentication?