I am trying to create a SharePoint Server environment. I have an Azure subscription, so I created a Windows Server 2019 virtual machine and set up Active Directory. I also created an Azure SQL Database server (mysql.database.windows.net). I downloaded SharePoint Server on to the Windows virtual machine, and I tried to connect it to the Azure SQL Database, but it said Windows Authentication was not supported.

Is it possible to use an Azure SQL Database Server for SharePoint Server?

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Did you follow these instructions:



According to the official document, you need to host the databases on Azure SQL Managed Instance with SQL authentication.

One more reference for you: Hosting SharePoint Content Databases in SQL Azure.

  • How do I connect with SQL authentication? In the product configuration wizard, there is no option to change the authentication type, and in PowerShell, it will only accept a PSCredential. Commented Jul 14, 2020 at 14:12
  • @RalphGreene According to the document (first link), the databases on SQL MI should be hosted with SQL authentication, but you will need SharePoint farm service account credential in PowerShell/SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, and Azure SQL Managed Instance database login credential in the section “DatabaseCredentials”. Commented Jul 15, 2020 at 2:18

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