Managing SQL Server Logins
Adding, dropping, or modifying logins can be easily accomplished using Enterprise Manager or T-SQL. The tool you choose depends on your preference, but I usually reach for Enterprise Manager when dealing with one or two logins, and use T-SQL to script multiple login additions or changes. A wizard is also accessible through the Magic Wand icon on the toolbar to step you through the process.
Managing Logins with Enterprise Manager
Logins are managed through the Security folder in Enterprise Manager. Right-clicking Logins and selecting New Login brings up the General tab of the Login dialog box, as shown in Figure 15.4.
Figure 15.4. Creating a login in Enterprise Manager.
If you are creating a standard SQL Server login, ...