ODBC error Connecting to SQL 2008 DB

Posted on 2012-03-13
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
after creating a sql db and using the sa account to login via a pc or thin client i get this error: Connection failed:
SQL Server Error: 231
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (Connect()).
Copnnection failed:
SQLState: '08001'
SQL Server Error: 17
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

If i log in to the server and run the application it works fine and i can connect to the DB via ODBC just fine using the same information?
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by:Paul Jackson
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Make sure if you have a firewall that port 1433 is open.

In SQL Server MAnagement studio on the server, right click the server name and select properties, on the connections page ensure remote connections is enabled.

In SQL Server Surface Area Configuration, select Surface area configuration for Services and Connections, UNder database engine > remote connection ensure setting is set to Local and Remote connections.

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Where do i go for the SQL Server Surface Area Configuration?  Remote connections is enabled.  Thank you for helping.
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by:Paul Jackson
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Start > All Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 > Configuration
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I have a configuration Tools>
         >Reporting Services Configuration Manager
         >SQL Server Configuration Manager
                 >SQL Server Services
                 >SQL Server Network Configuation (32bit)
                 >SQL Native Client 10.0 Configuation (32bit)
                 >SQL Server Network Configuation
                 >SQL Native Client 10.0 Configuration
         >SQL Server Error and Usage Report
         >SQL Server Installation Center (64-bit)
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Thanks, all of that is set correctly.  I think it may have something to do with the sa account and setting up the ODBC access?  Is there a way to see where in the ODBC configuration where it maybe dieing?

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