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Since eUKhost has started providing Windows 2008 Server with Shared hosting as well as with Windows dedicated Server hosting there has been allot of new errors coming across. Also ASP .NET with Visual Studio 2008 and MS SQL 2008 has been widely used after the final release of Windows 2008 Server along with MS SQL 2008. The most command error that we have seen in combination of MS SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 is:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Failed to retrieve data for this request. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc)
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&LinkId=20476


An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


Enable SQL 2005 Remote Connections
Monday, November 10th, 2008 | Author:

Enable remote connections for SQL Server 2005 Express or SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

You must enable remote connections for each instance of SQL Server 2005 that you want to connect to from a remote computer. To do this, follow these steps:

1.    Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, point to Configuration Tools, and then click MS SQL Server Surface Area Configuration.
2.    On the MS SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration page, click Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections.
3.    On the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections page, expand Database Engine, click Remote Connections, click Local and remote connections, click the appropriate protocol to enable for your environment, and then click Apply.

Note Click OK when you receive the following message:
Changes to Connection Settings will not take effect until you restart the Database Engine service.
4.    On the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections page, expand Database Engine, click Service, click Stop, wait until the MSSQLSERVER service stops, and then click Start to restart the MSSQLSERVER service.

Enable the SQL Server Browser service

If you are running MS SQL Server 2005 by using an instance name and you are not using a specific TCP/IP port number in your connection string, you must enable the SQL Server Browser service to allow for remote connections. For example, MS SQL Server 2005 Express is installed with a default instance name of Computer Name\SQLEXPRESS. You are only required to enable the SQL Server Browser service one time, regardless of how many instances of SQL Server 2005 you are running. To enable the MS SQL Server Browser service, follow these steps.


How to have Remote Assistance
Tuesday, October 07th, 2008 | Author:

Remote Assistance
is performed between 2 systems. One asking for support/help is called Novice and other which will provide support/help is called Expert.

1. To open Remote assistance, navigate yourself as shown below.

2. Open Help and Support Center by clicking Start, and then clicking Help and Support. Following window will open up.

Click on => Invite someone to help you (shown inside red outline)