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Greenwhite
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Posted - 07/20/2010 :  22:37:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This user (who just got SQL Server 2008 Express installed on his compuer) cannot connect to a SQL Server 2000 database. He gets an error about the database may not exist (error 5 and error 85). I have tried different slashes and names:
\\servername\databasename
servername\databasename

Facts:
-Port 1433 is clear.
-User can telnet to the server.
-User has an account on the database.
-SQL Server browser and SQL Server services have been stopped and restarted.

I'm not sure why he cannot connect to this database. The database is a copy of a database that used to exist on another server. So far, no one has been able to connect to it remotely. Why can't he connect?

tkizer
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  00:41:16  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Please post the exact error.

Here's the one that could work:
servername (if it's default instance), servername\instance (if it's named instance), or servername,portnumber

Tara Kizer
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