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Can't connect my VWD express "sqldatasource" control to a SQL Server Express Database

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 09, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
Good day Sirs,   As the title is saying, I cant seem to connect to my SQL Server Express Database using "sqldatasource" control in Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Steps Taken: clicked "configure data Source" option in the Sqldatasource then "New Connection..." Changed my Data source: to " Microsoft SQL Server Database File (SqlClient) Here comes the problem: 1. I am choosing a Database file name but a problem keeps on popping:     "ServerName This file is in use: Enter a new name or close the file that's open in another program" 2. Then I tried to choose a detached database file (mdf) and it was attached now another problem pops:    "ServerPath cannot be opened becuase it is version 661. This server supports 655 and earlier.   I am using windows Home Edition: does it contribute to my problem? My server and VWDE is in the same equipment(laptop)   Does anyone have an idea why is it like this? Thanks


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