Update to 7117 failing with 'User login failed'

Update to 7117 failing with 'User login failed'

i am attempting to run the 7117 ADMP update using the UpdateManager.  i have performed this task before several times.  but this time i am getting a user login failed when attempting to load the update.  i have tried running as admin but this made no difference.  My user account is a superadmin in ADMP.  am i running into a database access issue?  we are using external SQL server for the database.  do i need to run the updatemanager under the database credentials?