troubleshooting Question

Connect VB6 to SQL 2008

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Visual Basic ClassicMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I have several  programs that I've been using for years in VB6 that connect to a SQL 2000 server, I'm looking to upgrade the Db server to SQL 2008 and am having trouble connectiong to the 2008 server. Do I have to make changes to the connection string for SQL 2005/2008?

Here is my connection that im using now to connect to the SQL 2000 server:

    Dim DBNAME As String, SERVERNAME As String
    DBNAME = "database"                   'SUBSTITUTE YOUR DATABASE NAME HERE
    cn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=" & DBNAME & ";Data Source=" & SERVERNAME
    cn.Open   '<---Fails when opening connection with the attached error message
    rs.ActiveConnection = cn
    rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
    rs.CursorType = adOpenStatic
    rs.LockType = adLockBatchOptimistic
    rs.Source = "SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY lastname, firstname"

It fails at the with "SQL server does not exist or access denied"
Im using integrated security and the login i'm using has dbo on the database.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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