.NET to SQL Server 2000 Error

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We are getting this error while connected from .NET to SQL Server. I am DBA. Please help me solve it.


     [exec] [DBNETLIB]General network error. Check your network documentation.
     [exec] [DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (PreLoginHandshake()).

Thanks in advance.
Question by:k_murli_krishna
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    Does this SQL Server live behind a firewall from the .NET application?
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    I think you are using sql server 2000
    for that on your server goto

    Start --> all programs --> sql server 2000 --> sql server network utility and enable tcp ip
    for  2005

    you have sql configuration manager instead of sql server network utility  enable tcip ip for client connection and network connection.
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    Author Comment

    Thanks. No, trainsdse, both .NET & SQL Server are within intranet/LAN. There is no firewall between them. imran fast, I will try out your solution.

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