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Database names not showing up in Administrative Tools Data Sources (ODBC)

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am running on Vista, 32 bit, SQL Server 2008 Express R2 with SQL Server Native Client 10.0 (4/3/2010).  When I try to create a System DSN, I can not set the default database to my SQL database as it doesn't exist in the drop down.  I can also not type it in.  If I let the default remain master and test the connection everything works fine. Do I have to specify the Default Instance somewhere (MSSQLSERVER)? What about SQLExpress?

Thanks in advance.
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