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SQL Server FAQs - Configuring ODBC Connection and DSN for SQL Servers

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A collection of 13 FAQs on connecting SQL Server via an ODBC DSN setting. Clear explanations and tutorial exercises are provided on creating new DSN with the SQL Server ODBC driver; starting SQL Server Browser Service; enabling TCP/IP protocol on SQL Server; verifying TCP/IP port numbers; testing ODBC DSN settings with MS Access. Topics included in this collections:

  1. What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC)?
  2. How To Add a New DSN with the ODBC Driver for SQL Server?
  3. How To Define the Name and Server for a new DSN?
  4. How To Provide Login Information for a New ODBC DSN?
  5. Why Are You Getting Errors When Creating a New ODBC DSN?
  6. What Are the Requirements on SQL Server Network Connections?
  7. How To Start SQL Server Browser Service?
  8. How To Enable TCP/IP Protocol on a SQL Server?
  9. How To Verify the Port Number of the SQL Server?
  10. How To Configure ODBC DSN with Different Port Numbers?
  11. How To Configure and Test ODBC DSN Settings?
  12. How To Connect MS Access to SQL Servers through ODBC?
  13. How Can Windows Applications Connect to SQL Servers via ODBC?

Please note that all answers and tutorials are based on SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and Windows XP. To follow tutorial exercises in this collection, you need to use test tables created from previous tutorial collections.

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