I am attempting to connect SQL Server 2005 (Express Edition) to a public folder of contacts on Exchange 2003 (both running on the same SBS server).
I have followed the instructions in SQL Server 2005 Online books: (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191461.aspx
) creating my link:
EXEC sp_addlinkedserver 'exchange', 'Exchange OLE DB provider', 'exoledb.DataSource.1', 'file:\\.\backofficestorag
and then tried the simple query to verify the connection:
FROM OpenQuery(Exchange, 'SELECT "urn:schemas:contacts:sn",
name" FROM SCOPE(''.\Common Contacts'')')
Everytime I do, I receive the following error:
Msg 7304, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Cannot connect using OLE DB provider "Exoledb.DataSource" to linked server "Exchange". Verify the connection parameters or login credentials associated with this linked server.
The account i am using to login to SQL Server is an admin on the SBS Server as well as an owner of the Public Folder "Common Contacts".
What am i missing?!? This is very urgent!