[dbnetlib]connectionopen (connect()).] SQL Se

March 25, 2011 at 02:05:43
Specs: Windows 7, Dual core 2.8ghz / 2gb ddr 800MHz
My software is installed on a PC-1 with windows 7 as the OS and has its database in SQL Server 2008. It is running perfectly on this. But the Client PC-2 which is using XP as the OS is not connecting to this PC.. when the software is run i get this error...[dbnetlib]connectionopen (connect()).] SQL Server does not exist or access denied.. I also had a the same PC-1 installed with windows XP sp2 on another HDD and installed SQL server 2008.. here the client PC-2 gets connected and works fine. Could you pls. help with this problem and show me a way as to how to connect the client PC-2 to PC-1 running windows 7

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March 25, 2011 at 03:18:55
The first step is to check the firewall on the computer hosting SQL Server to make sure that it is letting connections through. Have a look at this article. You need to build in an exception for the ports that SQL Server uses.

There is an article here which lists some other common causes of connection problems (funnily enough, it doesn't mention the firewall, which is the first thing that I would look at).

If none of the suggestions there helps, then Google "MS SQL Connection Problem"; you'll find a lot more hits with many more suggestions.

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March 26, 2011 at 11:50:46
thanks.. i will follow the leads...

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