troubleshooting Question

WSS 3 fails during creation of new farm, cannot connect to database server

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I am having the lousiest time getting this to work.  

I have Server A running Windows Server 2008R2 & SQL Server 2008 R2

I have Server B running Windows Server 2003 R2 and WSS 3.

I installed WSS3 and when using the SPTCW wizard to create a new farm I cannot get it to connect to the SQL Server.  

Here is what I have done so far:

1.  I can connect to the SQL Server and use it via another server 2003 install with solarwinds orion.  That has been running fine for a week.

2.  I have ensure 1433/1434 are open in the firewalls.

3.  I have even tried disabling the firewalls on both machines but still get he same error.

4.  I can ping from Server to Server B and vice versa.

5.  I am using a seperate instance as the Solarwinds Database though.

6.  I have checked the SQL network config and made sire it matched the Solarwinds instance.

7.  I am using a domain account that has been given every single permission on the SQL Server I can think of.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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