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PHP 5.3.10 cannot connect to MSSQL 2008 database on server 2008

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I have a new web server running PHP, IIS 7, and has MYSQL installed also. However I need my page to connect to the remote MSSQL server and I have come to my wits end. It will connect to the MYSQL server on the local host fine but I cannot connect to the MSSQL Server to save my life.

my connection string example is as follows.

$host = "myserver/myinstance";
$uid = "username";
$pwd = "password";
$db = "db name";

//$conn = mssql_connect($host, $uid, $pwd) or die('Could not connect')
	//or die("Couldn't connect to SQL Server on $host");

//$selected = mssql_select_db($db, $conn)
$dbhandle = mssql_connect($host, $uid, $pwd)
    or die("Couldn't connect to SQL Server on $host. Error: " . mssql_get_last_message());

echo "MSSQL Connection successful";


The problem is that the code only produces this out put:
Couldn't connect to SQL Server on myserver/myinstance. Error:

I have been all over the internet and researched the issue till I was cross eyed, can anyone please help me solve my issue?
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