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Old July 13th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Default Connection Strings

I defined a simple DB using Visual Studio 2008 Express.

I tried all kinds of connection strings, the latest being:
"server=(local); Database=C:\CoveredCallsDev\TestConnection\TestCon nection\Database1.sdf; Integrated Security = SSPI"

I get an "provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server".

I went to the SQL Server Config Manager. I enabled Named Pipes and TCP/IP. Rebooted the system. Stopped and restarted the services.

Same Error

I'm stumped!!!


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Some progress. I added the local server instance name (server=localhost\SQLExpress), and it can now find the server. Now my problem is "Login failed for 'Fletchers-PC\Fletchers'". I have tried a UID and PW. I have tried Trusted_COnnection = Yes ... and a bunch of other things!

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