Solved

No SQL Server to choose in MS Dynamics Great Plains

Posted on 2006-11-22
4
664 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
New install of Dynamics 8.0 on a workstation in an established network installation (already have 6 other stations running Dynamics 8.0 connected to our server (which is SBS 2000 with SQL 2000)).

Before I installed Dynamics, I created a new ODBC System DSN named "SQL for Dynamics".  It connected & tested fine within the ODBC setup routine.

Then, when I started Dynamics, there was no SQL Server to choose from in the drop down dialog on the login screen - the one I created did not appear.  I could still input a username & password and it DID connect to my SQL server.  On the next dialog box where you shoose which Dynamice Company to load, it had "SQL for Dynamics" in the SERVER line, but the company I wanted to load did not appear in the Company drop down.  (We have about 5 companies - all the others appeared, but not the one I need!).

I checked the DSN connection, even finally deleted it & recreated another one, same result - no server listed, but could still get to all companies but one.

Trashed the DSN & recreated it AGAIN, this time giving it the same name as the name of our SQL server which is "CRICKET".  NOW, still no server listed in drop down box, but now it will NOT login as it did before.  When I enter a valid username & pw I get "Please select a SQL server to connect to".

Any thoughts are much appreciated.

cricketman
0
Comment
Question by:cricketman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:DennisL
ID: 18022519
Can you outline the steps you did to create the DSN?
0
 

Author Comment

by:cricketman
ID: 18076088
SOLVED

The workstation in question was a fresh install of Win XP, and did not have Service Pack 2 installed yet.  I installed SP2 and it immediately solved the problem.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
kodiakbear earned 0 total points
ID: 18110376
Closed, 200 points refunded.
kb
Experts Exchange Moderator
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
In our personal lives, we have well-designed consumer apps to delight us and make even the most complex transactions simple. Many enterprise applications, however, are a bit behind the times. For an enterprise app to be successful in today's tech wo…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question