Created On:  21 April 2011
 
When attempting to open a SQL database via the Database Maintenance utility you may encounter the error "The database name could not be verified from the DSN"?
 
This error will generally occur should the ODBC Data Source being used be configured incorrectly.

To resolve the said error open the ODBC Data Source Administrator via Control Panel --> Administrative Tools.

Select the SQL Server ODBC Data Source in question and press the "Configure" button.

Ensure that the correct authentication mode is being used:
 - Windows authentication if using your own login credentials
 - SQL Server authentication if using a SQL Server User account

Ensure that the "Change the default database to" option is checked and that the ODBC Data Source correctly defaults to your database, as this is the common cause for the said error when using the Database Maintenance utility.