Error connecting to remote server when no password is saved
I received this error System.Exception: CryptUnprotectData: Win32 error:-2146893813
when trying to connect to a remote sql server (outside our network) using sql authentication, but without the password saved. It occurs when double-clicking the Server Registration name in my list of Registered Servers and when I select Object Explorer from its context menu.
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Hi Corgalore ,
We tested in our lab the scenario you have mentioned of not remembering the password during server registration and then selecting to see it in OE. This has expected behavior of prompting for password from connecting through IE and no error is seen.
If you are seeing this consistenlty can you please update the bug with more detailed repro steps and the build number, OS details you are seeing this issue. It will help to narropw down the issue.
Thanks for taking time to report this.