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ODBC SQL Server Driver SQL Server Invalid object name 'SyUser' - Windows 7 64-bit, 32-bit Deltek FMS failure connecting to SQL Server server-based data.

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Tax / Financial SoftwareMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Windows 7
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Have one machine at a location running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it's running Deltek FMS  just fine. Deltek FMS also calls some part(s) of itself "Wind2" - and uses MS FoxPro Visual locally and connects to a SQL server instance on a server (2008 SBS).

I'm trying to now get it working on a new Win 7 Pro (64-bit) PC and (after first installing dotnet 1.1 per ) as required by this app.

Everything installs fine. As mentioned above, this is a network server, local (client app) install (of Deltek client) type setup.
The installer is run from the mapped drive with the Deltek install, per the instructions (which err on the rather vague side).

When launching Deltek, the error is:

An error occurred attempting to communicate to the database server:
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] Invalid object name 'SyUser'

I manually duplicated the ODBC settings via Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe
based on the settings from the working install on the other Win7 workstation (also 64-bit)
and still get the same error.

The SQL driver definition is to use a SQL-server based login, the Client Config (Network Library Configuration) is set correctly to Servershortname\Deltek and is set to and specifies to "change the default database" to FMS_Companyname

and still the error (above) persists.

Any help welcome, TIA !
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