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Access 2007 upsizing wizard can't connect to SQL Server 2005 Express

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
Hi,

When trying to use the Access 2007 upsizing wizard to move a database to SQL Server 2005 Express, I get the following error message:

Connection failed:
SQLState: '01000'
SQL Server Error: 2
[Microsoft][ODBC SQ Server Driver][Share
Memory][ConnectionOpen(Connect()).
Connection failed:
SQLState:'08001'
SQL Server Error: 17
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]SQL Server
does not exist or access denied.

I get the same message regardless of whether I configure SQL Server to run as a local system or service.

I am the only user on my Vista 32 PC and am therefore the administrator. As far as I can tell I have sufficient authority since I can start and stop SQL Server.

As a newbie to all this, I can't find any step by step instructions as to how a local copy of SQL Server should be configured to work with the upsizing wizard. In fact I can't even find any Access 2007 help walk-throughs on this upsizing wizard, let alone troubleshooting its error messages.

Any help would be appreciated, as well as links to step by step instructions (which I can't find in the MSDN Library materials).

Thanks!
Richard
PS Does MS understand how inadequate and inefficient its built-in documentation really is? Maybe that's what keeps MS Press in business!



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