Running NT 4.0 sp3
using tcpip sockets.
I'm getting the following error message from isql/w:
Unable to connect: Sqlserver is unavailable or does not exist. General
network error. Check your documentation.
OS Error: 10061
Msg Number: 10004 Severity: 9 State: 0
Similarly, I cannot connect to the database from any application,
including the enterprise manager, or sql trace, nor through ODBC.
I've checked my path and I have c:\mssql\binn; c:\mssql\dll; and those
two directories have been added.
What I don't understand is that this used to work so I don't know what
changed to cause it break. The database is running yet nothing can
view its content. All the error points at is the DBPROCESS failing. So
it's a middleware issue. Yet, I can't find out what to change or fix.
I've tried setting up the sqlserver services to run under my account,
and I've also tried setting them up under system with interact with
desktop, which used to work fine as how I had set it up.
I bet this has been encountered before, but I can't find a decent faq
file on the problem. The online books don't help much, since I'm not
sure where to look. I've read the error messages section, looked at
dbopen() and the dbprocess description. I've also looked at the Event
log and the Sqlserver logs and found nothing. I'm not really sure what
the problem is, only that client software cannot see the database,
only I can't find _why_ it cannot see the database.
Thx for any help, or rtfm suggestions, or pointers to sqlserver faqs,