Win 7 XP Mode

By puppybreath ·
I have SQL Server 2005 loaded on a Win 7 Professional 32bit box. I need to run a legacy application that will not run in Win 7.

I loaded XP Mode and have loaded the application but can not connect to the SQL Server. The error message states that the SQL server does not exist.

I have tried setting up different users in both environments to see if it was a permissions issue but still can't connect.

Has anyone had any success connecting to a SQL Server on a Win 7 host using an application running in XP Mode?

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Sql version

by engsoft In reply to Win 7 XP Mode

Express or the full version of 2005 SQL?

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by puppybreath In reply to Sql version

Full version of SQL 2005

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I'm no SQL expert...

by PESK, mbcs, mcse, mcitp, sts In reply to Win 7 XP Mode

...but my first port of call would be to check DNS and/or install a DNS server on the Win 7 box to serve the SQL instances.

Deduct 2 cents.

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I would imagine this has to do with the virtual networking.

by seanferd In reply to Win 7 XP Mode

I have no experience with MS' virtual offerings, but all create a virtual NIC and network settings. You may need to adjust these in the virtualized OS as well as in the VPC app itself. Sharing will need to be allowed between the virtual XP and the real network.

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Tried Named Pipes instead of tcp/ip?

by dave In reply to Win 7 XP Mode

I believe tcp/ip is default, but SQL Server 2005 does support it.

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