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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:54 AM
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Default Remoting and SQL Server 2005 Express

Have a web service on IIS that my client code calls via the System.Runtime.Remoting subsystem. The web service trys to fetch a record from SQL Server Express 2005. Worked perfect with SQL Server 2000.

With SQL Server Express 2005, I get the following:

An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

I've tried everything I can think of to confidure SQL Server 2005 for remote connections.

Anyone ever had a similar problem and fixed it?