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I've been tasked with installing an old program on a client's computer that connects to a SQL Server 2000 database. The connection string is hard-coded in the program as follows:
Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;User ID=sa;Password=vbs;Initial Catalog=Boxlabeler;Data Source=localhost
I've tried this connection string in a udl file, but when I try to test the connection, I get the error,
Test connection failed because of an error in initializing provider. [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).] SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
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When the server name in the udl file is changed from "localhost" to the name of the PC, it is able to connect. I would rather make this work without changing the connection string or upgrading the SQL instance, as I'm not sure how the end-user is connecting to it remotely. What do I have to do to make it work with the server name as "localhost"?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you could try to use 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost....
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Thanks, Seaton. Those links were helpful. I had seen mention before of a network utility for SQL Server 2000, but I had a hard time finding it. It's called SVRNETCN.exe and can be found in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn. There, I enabled Named Pipes and TCP/IP and that took care of it.
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