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Need to connect to a SQL Express DB

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I have tried setting up a DSN to a user in my DB and then specifying the DSN in the connection string but to no avail.  I need my Active Server pages to work on my laptop (with Windows 2003) for a presentation only so I'm not worried about security and as it's getting close to my presentation I urgently need the simplest way to connect to the DB and run the pages.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Are you receiving any error messages?  

On this page...
http://www.hosting.com/support/vps/windows/expressdsn
steps 1-8 should certainly get you started.
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http://www.connectionstrings.com/

For datasource you need to use "Data Source=your_computer_name_here\sqlexpress"


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