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    SQL Server Alert "Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'NintexForms'"

    Status: Validated

    ISSUE
    When viewing SQL server logs report, the following login failure is repeatedly logged:

    Login failed for user '<username>'. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'NintexForms'.
    ERROR CODE
    SQL Server Alert System: 'Insufficient Permissions' occurred on DESCRIPTION: Login failed for user ''. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'NintexForms'.
    RESOLUTION
    1. Run Get-SPDatabase command to confirm that the database connection exists.
    2. Run Get-SPDatabase | fl name,id to obtain the ID of the NintexForms database.
    3. Run $db = Get-SPDatabase <ID>. Replace <ID> with the ID number from above.
    4. Run $db.Delete() to remove the reference from the SQL instance. 
    5. Repeat step 1 to verify that it is now removed from the list.
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