troubleshooting Question

Unable to add SQLServer as ODBC data source

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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We have installed the SQL Server 2005 Enterprise 180 day trial on a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server and need to test that our bespoke app can connect to the SQL database we have imported into SQL Server. However, before we even get to that point we need to add the database as an ODBC data source through Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Data Sources
So we open that up, click the System DSN tab and then try to add SQLServer as the source. However, once we have selected the source type we then try to select from the drop down list that should show all the SQL servers on that domain but it is empty.... We should at least have Local in there as we are testing this on the SQL server itself. So my question is how can we get the server to appear in that drop down list as we cannot proceed without this?
I have seen this functionality working fine on this exact same server before SQL Server was re-installed but since we re-installed it and installed the SQL Tools (god knows why these arent installed by default) it seems to of stopped working.
All of the SQL services are running and the server has been rebooted but no joy :(
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