I'm a new VB
.NET programmer, still in the learning stage. To practice ADO.NET data access, I downloaded and installed MSDE 2000 from Microsoft site. I followed the installation process as given in the ReadMe file.
However, after the installation, when I use Server Explorer from VS.NET 2003 IDE, I get a red cross with the SQL Server Instances that I created during installation. Clicking on the + symbol does nothing. I tried to create a new connection by right clicking on 'data connection' option in server explorer and nothing happened. Not even any error message.
But if I use the osql tool from the command line, I can connect to the instance and create and use databases. The SQL Server Service Manager runs in the Notify area of desktop and shows the ServerName\InstanceName.
My OS is WinXP(Pro) and I am using the MSDE RelA for MSDE installation.
Any help please?