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Error: "SQLServerException: Cannot Open Database "PMDB" Requested by the Login. The Login Failed" When Upgrading a P6 Database Using dbsetup.bat/ or Running the Validate Utility (Doc ID 1946373.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 6.2.1 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version to [Release 16.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to upgrade a database using dbsetup, the following error occurs:


SQLServerException: Cannot open database "DATABASE NAME" requested by the login. The login failed.


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Open dbsetup.bat/sh or Validate.bat/sh
2. Enter database details > Click OK


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