How to determine the authentication mode for a SQL Server instance

How to determine the authentication mode for a SQL Server instance
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SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014:
  1. Go to Start, Programs, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014 SQL Server Management Studio
  2. Right-click on the SQL instance the database is attached to and select Properties
  3. Highlight Security in the left-hand pane
The authentication mode is selected under Server Authentication in the right-hand pane
 


For more information on Authentication modes refer to the following MSDN site:

Environment

 SQL Server 2008;SQL Server 2008 R2;SQL Server 2012;SQL Server 2014

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