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How to connect to SQL Server Express from Visual Studio 2008

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Hi,

I have the following setup, Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Sql Server 2008, Sql Server Express 2008. I have created a test database in Sql Sserver Express, but I cannot see it in visual studio. From Visual studio, I have tried to add a new connection with the server explorer, but sqlserver express, or my database never show up in the data source or database drop-down lists.

Is that something that i need to do in sql server express to endable VS to see the connection? I have "registered" the database, but that didn't seem to do anything.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Thanks,
John
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