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ldragos
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Noob Question - Unable to Connect to a SQL DB when Power BI is opened as "user" and not admin

I am brand new to Power BI and attempting to get it setup on my computer to test out for our firm. 

 

When I try to connect to a SQL Instance local on my computer I receive the following error.  I am running as a local user, and not a local admin.  I need to be able to open Power BI without admin rights also.  (When I run Power BI as a local admin I am able to connect to the SQL instance without an issue.)  My local user is able to log into the SQL Instance and DB in SQL Server Managment Studio.

 

Is it available to run Power BI as a local user and connect to a SQL DB to pull data?

 

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Thank you for your assistance!

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v-cherch-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @ldragos

 

You may refer to below post.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/can-t-connect-to-SQL-without-admin-rights/td-p/13810

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-cherch-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @ldragos

 

You may refer to below post.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/can-t-connect-to-SQL-without-admin-rights/td-p/13810

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I tried to uninstall and reinstall, twice.  I'm getting the same behavior on two different computers.  I have a trace I could email to you.  I don't see how to attach it to this thread.

 

Thank you!


Does anyone have any idea that would assist me to be able to run Power BI as local user and connect to SQL DB?

Hi @ldragos

 

I would recommend you open a support ticket on the support.powerbi.com site. 

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I totally uninstalled Power BI again, deleted all folders and files left behind, rebooted, and reinstalled.  This time I was able to connect to our SQL DB running as a local user.

 

Thank you for your assistance!

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