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i have installed windows application.My backend is sql server 2008.i was able to install my windows application but when i click the icon of my application in desktop, i am getting error that is [DBNETLIB][CONNECTION OPEN(connect()] SPECIFIED SQL SERVER NOT FOUND.How can i over come this error.
Posted 19-Apr-13 3:09am
Edited 19-Apr-13 3:24am
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ThePhantomUpvoter at 19-Apr-13 8:17am
   
"i have installed windows application in sql server 2008".... no.... I highly doubt that you installed any kind of an application in SQL Server. Check your connection string.
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Solution 1

Take a look: Potential causes of the "SQL Server does not exist or access denied" error message[^]
 
"SQL Server does not exist or access denied" is a generic Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) message that indicates that the computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server cannot be contacted. This generic message has many potential causes. Some of the most common causes are described in the "More Information" section.
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Maciej Los at 19-Apr-13 8:19am
   
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du[DE] at 19-Apr-13 9:30am
   
Thank you, Maciej ! :)
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Solution 2

You need to look at where you get the connection string for SQL server from - if it is a ini file of some form, then it's pretty simple, if it's in the exe them you have a bigger problem.
 
When you find the string, look at it, and ensure that the server it refers to is visible on the local network (if it is a intranet address) or on the internet (and that the server has remoting enabled). If it is, then you need to start looking at firewalls and so forth.
 
Sorry, we can't give you precise instructions but there just isn't enough information available to us at this stage!
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Maciej Los at 19-Apr-13 8:50am
   
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