Can't Share Database

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J.J. Zwada

I certainly hope someone can help, we have been working on this for days now

with no luck. To give you a little background, my associate recently

upgraded his computer and since that time we can no longer share the database

that he hosts on that machine. We are using Outlook 2007 with BCM, he is

operating on a windows XP pro system and the client computer that cannot

access the database is on an XP home system. We are networked through a

workgroup. This same computer also hosts an Act 9.0 Database that is working

fine and hosts a database for 8 users, whereas we are only trying to host the

BCM database with two users.

Up to this point we have made sure that both the client and host computer

has the same user profile on each machine with the same password. We have

went through the process of sharing the database on the host's computer, we

have set the MSSMLBIZ instance on SQL 2005 to run automatically and to allow

both local & remote connections using TCP/IP. I have checked windows

firewall and we actually have it fully disabled (though I did find it odd,

when turned on, under the exceptions tab there isn't an option to make an

exception for the MSSMLBIZ).

When we try to connect to the database on the hosts computer, we get this

error message: "Cannot access the database server on computer J-IPO. For

more information, click Help."

I've tried through the DOS command prompt to to ping the host machine from

the client machine and I can do this successfully. However, when I attempt

to verify the connection to the SQL database using this command: C:\>SQLCMD

-E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response: HResult

0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider: No connection could be made because

the target machine actively refused it. Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL

Native Client : 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.. Sqlcmb: Error : Microsoft SQL Native Client : Login timeout

expired.

That obviously doesn't make sense to me being that we have SQL set up to

allow remote connections. I'm wondering if when my associate installed

Office and BCM on his new machine (host) he did something incorrectly.

Additionally, I believe when he backed up his database on his old machine he

did so by exporting the database as opposed to using the BCM back-up

tool.....could this have an effect?

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

J.J. Zwada
 
L

Luther Blissett

On Mar 24, 7:28 am, J.J. Zwada <JJZw...
wrote:
> I certainly hope someone can help, we have been working on this for days now
> with no luck.  To give you a little background, my associate recently
> upgraded his computer and since that time we can no longer share the database
> that he hosts on that machine.  We are using Outlook 2007 with BCM, he is
> operating on a windows XP pro system and the client computer that cannot
> access the database is on an XP home system.  We are networked through a
> workgroup.  This same computer also hosts an Act 9.0 Database that is working
> fine and hosts a database for 8 users, whereas we are only trying to hostthe
> BCM database with two users.

> Up to this point we have made sure that both the client and host computer
> has the same user profile on each machine with the same password.  We have
> went through the process of sharing the database on the host's computer, we
> have set the MSSMLBIZ instance on SQL 2005 to run automatically and to allow
> both local & remote connections using TCP/IP.  I have checked windows
> firewall and we actually have it fully disabled (though I did find it odd,
> when turned on, under the exceptions tab there isn't an option to make an
> exception for the MSSMLBIZ).  

> When we try to connect to the database on the hosts computer, we get this
> error message:  "Cannot access the database server on computer J-IPO. For
> more information, click Help."

> I've tried through the DOS command prompt to to ping the host machine from
> the client machine and I can do this successfully.  However, when I attempt
> to verify the connection to the SQL database using this command:  C:\>SQLCMD
> -E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response:  HResult
> 0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider:  No connection could be made because
> the target machine actively refused it.  Sqlcmd:  Error:  MicrosoftSQL
> Native Client : An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the
> server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be causedby
> the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote
> connections..  Sqlcmb:  Error : Microsoft SQL Native Client : Login timeout
> expired.

> That obviously doesn't make sense to me being that we have SQL set up to
> allow remote connections.  I'm wondering if when my associate installed
> Office and BCM on his new machine (host) he did something incorrectly.  
> Additionally, I believe when he backed up his database on his old machinehe
> did so by exporting the database as opposed to using the BCM back-up
> tool.....could this have an effect?

> Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

> J.J. Zwada


I'm confused. You have one server machine (with the BCM database) and

several BCM client machines, and all but one of the clients can access

the database on the server. Is that correct?
 
J

J.J. Zwada

Luther,

Thanks for your question!

We have one machine acting as a server. It hosts an Act database (company

database) with multiple users and is working fine. This same machine also

hosts an Outlook BCM database that is the personal database of my assoicate

who works on this machine. We are attempting to connect only one client

machine to this BCM database (my associates assistant).

I simply provided the information on the Act database that is running on

that computer in the event there is some conflict with using Act and BCM on

the same machine. Though I would have to imagine this wouldn't be a problem

because we had no problem sharing the BCM database prior to my associates

computer upgrade.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide,

J.J. Zwada

"Luther Blissett" wrote:


> On Mar 24, 7:28 am, J.J. Zwada <JJZw...
> wrote:
> > I certainly hope someone can help, we have been working on this for days now
> > with no luck. To give you a little background, my associate recently
> > upgraded his computer and since that time we can no longer share the database
> > that he hosts on that machine. We are using Outlook 2007 with BCM, he is
> > operating on a windows XP pro system and the client computer that cannot
> > access the database is on an XP home system. We are networked through a
> > workgroup. This same computer also hosts an Act 9.0 Database that is working
> > fine and hosts a database for 8 users, whereas we are only trying to host the
> > BCM database with two users.
> > Up to this point we have made sure that both the client and host computer
> > has the same user profile on each machine with the same password. We have
> > went through the process of sharing the database on the host's computer, we
> > have set the MSSMLBIZ instance on SQL 2005 to run automatically and to allow
> > both local & remote connections using TCP/IP. I have checked windows
> > firewall and we actually have it fully disabled (though I did find it odd,
> > when turned on, under the exceptions tab there isn't an option to make an
> > exception for the MSSMLBIZ).
> > When we try to connect to the database on the hosts computer, we get this
> > error message: "Cannot access the database server on computer J-IPO. For
> > more information, click Help."
> > I've tried through the DOS command prompt to to ping the host machine from
> > the client machine and I can do this successfully. However, when I attempt
> > to verify the connection to the SQL database using this command: C:\>SQLCMD
> > -E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response: HResult
> > 0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider: No connection could be made because
> > the target machine actively refused it. Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL
> > Native Client : 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.. Sqlcmb: Error : Microsoft SQL Native Client : Login timeout
> > expired.
> > That obviously doesn't make sense to me being that we have SQL set up to
> > allow remote connections. I'm wondering if when my associate installed
> > Office and BCM on his new machine (host) he did something incorrectly.
> > Additionally, I believe when he backed up his database on his old machine he
> > did so by exporting the database as opposed to using the BCM back-up
> > tool.....could this have an effect?
> > Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
> > J.J. Zwada


> I'm confused. You have one server machine (with the BCM database) and
> several BCM client machines, and all but one of the clients can access
> the database on the server. Is that correct?
>
 
L

Luther Blissett

On Mar 26, 8:21 am, J.J. Zwada <JJZw...
wrote:
> Luther,

> Thanks for your question!

> We have one machine acting as a server.  It hosts an Act database (company
> database) with multiple users and is working fine.  This same machine also
> hosts an Outlook BCM database that is the personal database of my assoicate
> who works on this machine.  We are attempting to connect only one client
> machine to this BCM database (my associates assistant).  

> I simply provided the information on the Act database that is running on
> that computer in the event there is some conflict with using Act and BCM on
> the same machine.  Though I would have to imagine this wouldn't be a problem
> because we had no problem sharing the BCM database prior to my associates
> computer upgrade.  

> Thank you in advance for any help you can provide,

> J.J. Zwada

> "Luther Blissett" wrote:
> > On Mar 24, 7:28 am, J.J.  Zwada <JJZw...
> > wrote:
> > > I certainly hope someone can help, we have been working on this for days now
> > > with no luck.  To give you a little background, my associate recently
> > > upgraded his computer and since that time we can no longer share the database
> > > that he hosts on that machine.  We are using Outlook 2007 with BCM,he is
> > > operating on a windows XP pro system and the client computer that cannot
> > > access the database is on an XP home system.  We are networked through a
> > > workgroup.  This same computer also hosts an Act 9.0 Database that is working
> > > fine and hosts a database for 8 users, whereas we are only trying to host the
> > > BCM database with two users.

>
> > > Up to this point we have made sure that both the client and host computer
> > > has the same user profile on each machine with the same password.  We have
> > > went through the process of sharing the database on the host's computer, we
> > > have set the MSSMLBIZ instance on SQL 2005 to run automatically and to allow
> > > both local & remote connections using TCP/IP.  I have checked windows
> > > firewall and we actually have it fully disabled (though I did find itodd,
> > > when turned on, under the exceptions tab there isn't an option to make an
> > > exception for the MSSMLBIZ).  

>
> > > When we try to connect to the database on the hosts computer, we get this
> > > error message:  "Cannot access the database server on computer J-IPO. For
> > > more information, click Help."

>
> > > I've tried through the DOS command prompt to to ping the host machinefrom
> > > the client machine and I can do this successfully.  However, when Iattempt
> > > to verify the connection to the SQL database using this command:  C:\>SQLCMD
> > > -E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response:  HResult
> > > 0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider:  No connection could be made because
> > > the target machine actively refused it.  Sqlcmd:  Error:  Microsoft SQL
> > > Native Client : An error has occurred while establishing a connectionto 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..  Sqlcmb:  Error : Microsoft SQL Native Client : Login timeout
> > > expired.

>
> > > That obviously doesn't make sense to me being that we have SQL set upto
> > > allow remote connections.  I'm wondering if when my associate installed
> > > Office and BCM on his new machine (host) he did something incorrectly..  
> > > Additionally, I believe when he backed up his database on his old machine he
> > > did so by exporting the database as opposed to using the BCM back-up
> > > tool.....could this have an effect?

>
> > > Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

>
> > > J.J. Zwada

>
> > I'm confused. You have one server machine (with the BCM database) and
> > several BCM client machines, and all but one of the clients can access
> > the database on the server. Is that correct?-




OK.

I think the core issue is this then:

SQLCMD -E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response:

HResult

0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider: No connection could be made

because

the target machine actively refused it.

Given that ACT clients can connect to this machine, sql and the

machine must be setup to accept connections over the network.

Is the server's firewall open to TCP port 5356?
 
J

J.J. Zwada



> OK.

> I think the core issue is this then:

> SQLCMD -E -E SERVER_NAME\MSSMLBIZ,5356 I get the following response:
> HResult
> 0x274D, Level 16, State 1 TCP Provider: No connection could be made
> because
> the target machine actively refused it.

> Given that ACT clients can connect to this machine, sql and the
> machine must be setup to accept connections over the network.

> Is the server's firewall open to TCP port 5356?


Luther,

We have completely disabled windows firewall and the new machine is running

without anti-virus software. One thing I found interesting is that I tried

turning on windows firewall and just allowing for the MSSMLBIZ exception to

port 5356 and the MSSMLBIZ option wasn't even there.....it was at that point

that I thought there might have been an issue with the install. Along this

same topic....do you think the client machines anti-virus/firewall could be

causing the issue?

Thanks again,

J.J.
 
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