|Launch SQL Server Management Studio, and click File => Connect Object Explorer from the menu.|
|Enter the following information into the Connect to Server dialog.|
Server Type: Database Engine
Server Name: ist-s-students.syr.edu
Authentication: Windows Authentication (Selecting this should change the Username to "AD\yourNetID")
Click Connect (The Password field will be blank)
Once connected you can browse to your database using the Object Explorer window. The DB name will beyour NetID followed by the IST course number.
in the following format: