I have a linked server set up going from one SQL Server 2000 to another SQL Server 2000. The connection has worked fine for months, but has suddenly quit working and posting this error:
Msg 17, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
[OLE/DB provider returned message: Invalid connection string attribute]
Here is my connection string:
Data Source=sd-sql;Initial Catalog=AERT;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Password=*****
As far as I know, nothing has been changed on either server. What would cause this connection to stop working?