I'm just getting going but I can't get too far because I can't connect to my personal database (App_Data >Personal.mdf). I just installed the visual web developer express locally (downloaded the free prog from the internet). What do I do to connect to the database. Here is the error:

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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)

Totally clueless here and any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Visual Basic Express Edition CONNECT TO DATABASE?


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