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August 2010 Blog Posts

Test database connectivity

If you need to test connectivity from your workstation to a remote database server, here is a handy trick which will help you accomplish it. Right-click on a blank area of your windows desktop and choose create new text file:   Create and save the file name with something like TestConn.udl Notice the file extension is UDL which stands for Universal Data Link.    Double-click the file shortcut to launch the UDL applet and choose the data provider connectivity you wish to test:   Click Next, then type server name, authentication, database and click Test Connection:  1. If Test Connection succeeds, a confirmation message displays:  2. After test connection succeeds, click ok...

posted @ Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:33 PM | Feedback (1) |

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