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Connecting to MSDE SQL Server Problems...

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by quantass, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. quantass

    quantass Thread Starter

    Aug 20, 2003
    I've installed the MSDE SQL Server package onto my Windows 2000 Pro system. Visual Studio .NET 2003 (C#) is my development tool of choice and am using the FCL's SQLConnection class to connect to the "Pubs" database:

    SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection (@"server=localhost\NetSDK;uid=;pwd=;database=pubs");

    When installing the MSDE package I used the following parameters within the Setup.ini:


    Unfortunately I keep getting back the error message:
    SQL Server does not exist or access denied. I currently have the following Services listed: MSSQL$NETSDK [Started - Automatic], MSSQLServerAdHelper [Stopped - Manual], SQLAgent$NETSDK [Started - Automatic], Distributed Transaction Coordinator [Stopped - Manual]. There is a "SQL Server Service Manager" app in the tasktray however there are no server or services listed in its dropdown boxes.

    What am i doing wrong? Is there a clear way to identifying what SQL Server is running and its parameters? I cant seem to find any UI that presents the SQL Server currently running on my machine with properties.
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