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Connecting to Simply from SQL 2005

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Microsoft AccessTax / Financial SoftwareMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I can successfully connect Excel 2003 to a Simply Accounting 2006 Pro database and query all the tables.
But I can't seem to make anything else connect to it.
Specifically I'm trying to set it as a linked server in MS SQL Server 2005.

I understand that despite the data files having extensions of .sdb and .sdw, they are in fact Access databases (.mdb and .mdw).
Access 2003 says I don't have permission to use them.
From SQL I've tried connecting via the OLEDB for ODBC driver as well as the Jet 4.0 driver.
I get a variety of error messages.

I also created a .udl file which when hitting the Test Connection button seems OK, but I just can't seem to get the settings in the SQL Linked Server dialog correct.

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