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Can't connect to sql server from an XP machine, but I can from win7


Can't connect to sql server from an XP machine, but I can from win7

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Hi there,

I've been given access to a SQL Server and I wrote a VBA script (in excel) to query the DB and do some calculations/graph with the retrieved data.

Everything works fine on my computer (windows 7). When I gave my excel document to co-worker (on XP), it won't connect and timeout. I tried it on a virtual machine I have (windows xp) and I have the same problem, it won't connect.

I created a file called test.udl in which I configured the connection parameter as follow:

Provider: Microsoft OLE DB provider for SQL Server
Server name: 10.62.250.77\sqlserveraccept (which is a local IP)
I used the user/pass I was given
I selected the right database

and when I click "Test Connection", it is successful on windows 7. I then copy the exact same file over to my XP VM, and it timeouts.

Any idea what it could be? I disabled the firewall on the XP machine.

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Martin
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Can you connect to the SQL instance via SSMS from the xp machines?

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That's interesting... after spending hours to upgrade my xp box to install SSMS, I just found out I actually can connect to SQL Server using SSMS, but still can't using the .udl or my excel macro.

Hope that helps!
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From there, I would look at the drivers used (e.g. ACE drivers for Excel) to make that connection. Compare between the XP machine and the ones that work.

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Humm.. but my test.udl still doesn't successfully test the connection. So it's really more than Excel only.

How can I see the driver you are referring to? I mean it's the same excel file on both my computers.

Thanks
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Any idea?
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You can download from here.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23734

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Hi,

I downloaded and installed it on to my XP vm and it didn't make it work.

Do you think it could be some driver that gets installed with office 2010?

Because the XP machine either don't have office at all or they have 2007.
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The driver downloaded should be fine.

I would start checking the connection strings and manipulating the string to see if there is something that the xp machines don't like.

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Here is the connection string.

Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=mypassword;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=myuser;Initial Catalog=RINER.Cellulaire;Data Source=10.62.250.77\sqlserveraccept

The IP is local to both computers (win7 & XP)
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