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Comment: Cosmetics, additional explanation

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You can verify a successful installation by starting the Management Studio and logging in as "sa" with the password "MediaPortal" (or whatever you chose in the configuration file) To do so, you will have to select "SQL Server Authentication" instead of "Windows Authentication".

Best practices

This method evades the restrictions on passwords generally enforced by SQL Server in order to setup the default login parameters used by MediaPortal. These restrictions would normally prevent the use of a weak password, such as "MediaPortal". This is unlikely to be problematic as long as the database is only accessible within your local (home) network. If you plan to allow access from outside, please follow the recommendations for installation using a strong password in the command line as shown in the earlier wiki article, "SQL Server 2008".

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