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Connect vb6 app to remote db

I am trying to connect my vb6 app to either a local or a remote database, depending on which is selected.  Here is my connection string:

    If sWhichSrvr = "Remote" Then
        conn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=CCMeet;User ID=id;Password=pwd;Data Source=209.185.199.1,1433\SQLEXPRESS"
    Else
        conn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=CCMeet;UID=id;Pwd=pwd;Data Source=VIRA-5\SQLEXPRESS"
    End If

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I get a "server not found" error when I try to connect.  Is there an error in my string or my process?
Visual Basic ClassicMicrosoft SQL Server 2008

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Dave Baldwin

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Good information.  Sqlbrowser.exe (I assume that is SQL Server browser in the "Services" area?) is running but I can't see how to check the port it is running on?  TCP/IP is enabled but how do I check if it is using SQL authentication?
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Incredibly helpful!!
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