SQL 2005

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We are running a program here called TigerPaw all my machines connect to the database with this program except 2 they are all windows xp machines.  when i try to connect these machines to the SQL database within the program i get this error.  To connect to this server you must use SQL Server Management Studio or SQL Server Management Objects
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Try installing the SQL server 2005 workstation components on one of the machines that isn't working.
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution Guide
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Installing SQL Server Management Studio in those XP machines should work. If you have it installed already, then uninstall and re-install it to get it fixed:

Alternatively, you can also look into this fix:



installing workstation components worked thanks guys.

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