The_AlienCoder The_AlienCoder - 1 month ago 4
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Godaddy ASP.NET membership database woes

I purchased a Windows shared hosting account on godaddy that came with 2 MSSQL databases. I setup one to hold my site data and the other installed aspnet membership schema to store site members. The site works perfectly even displaying data from the 1st database. However when I try to login or register I get this nasty error

Exception Details:
The SSE Provider did not find the
database file specified in the
connection string. At the configured
trust level (below High trust level),
the SSE provider can not automatically
create the database file.

Ive gone through my
and there's nothing wrong with my 2 connection strings. It seems godaddy has a problem with using 2 mssql databases simultaneously when 1 is for membership.

Does anyone know a solution or a workaround?


I hope my experience benefits every one. Basically if you want to avoid aspnet membership problems on godaddy always use "LocalSqlServer" as the connectionstring. i.e

    <remove name="AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" />
    <add name="AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer"
        ..other attributes here... />

Then create the "LocalSqlServer" connectionString...remember to remove it first

    <remove name="LocalSqlServer"/>
    <add name="LocalSqlServer"
        connectionString="Data Source=xxxx; Initial Catalog=xxx; User ID=xxx; Password=xxx;"
        providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />