Any help would be very very much appreciated as I am about 15 hours into this :(
Background is a development system with ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL express 2005. The server is SQL 2005 standard edition. Any ASPX pages that connect to a database results in errors.
I have 2 identical servers with Windows server 2003, one has SQL Express and the other has SQL Server 2005 standard. that is the only difference between these systems. The scripts that work seamlessly when uploaded to the SQL Express server dont work on the SQL Server 2005
My connection string is
<remove name="LocalSqlServer" />
<add name="LocalSqlServer" connectionString="Datasource=servername;Integrated Security=SSPI;initial catalog=C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\test\app_data\aspnet.MDF;"
two interesting tidbits
1.) No matter what the initial catalog is pointing to, I get the same error. EVEN if the database doesnt exist
Cannot open database "C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\test\app_data\aspnwet.MDF" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'.
2.) second interesting thing is this, if I change the datasource to "MSSQLSERVER" which is the instance name of SQL 2005. the error changes to
An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)
I have reinstalled SQL server 2005
I have verified that under SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration that remote connections has Both TCP and Named Pipes enabled
I have verified that under the Network Configuration that the protocols for TCP/IP and Named pipes are enabled.
I have tried atleast 20 different variations of Connectionstrings
I have ran aspnet_regsql against the database
I have verified that the SQL Server Browser is started
I have verified that the TCP/IP is set in Network Configuration to default port 1433
I have gave all authentication rights to Network Service and ASPNET accounts for testing against both the MASTER and ASPNET databases using Management Studio and attaching the Database
I have created a custom SQL account with access to the database in question and added the username password syntax to the connectionstring and get the same login failed message.
If anyone can give any insight that would be MUCH appreciated!! thanks in advance.