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This article was previously published under Q290820
BUG #: 101341 (SQLBUG_70)
BUG #: 225640 (SHILOH_BUGS)
A standalone computer (without any network protocols installed) fails to connect locally to the Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Desktop Edition. If you attempt to connect by using either Query Analyzer or SQL Enterprise Manager, the following error message occurs:
Attempting to connect by using ODBCPING causes this error message to occur:
Unable to connect to server \\SRVNAME:
Server: Msg 17, Level 16, State 1
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
ISQL can still connect, when you specify the SQL Server machine name. ISQL makes a DB Library connection and uses shared memory.
COULD NOT CONNECT TO SQL SERVER
SQLState: 08001 Native Error: 17
Info. Message: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]SQL
Server does not exist or access denied.
SQLState: 01000 Native Error: 53
Info. Message: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared
The inability to connect locally, by using the machine name, occurs after Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 has been applied to the desktop computer and the connection attempts to make the connection by using the Shared Memory protocol. Shared Memory is used when you specify the machine name to connect and no network protocols are installed on the desktop computer.
To work around this problem, you can either: