After (successfully???) attaching a database to a VM Ware instance of MS SQL Server 2005 and setting what appear to be appropriate access to the SQL server itself and the database involved, and making sure that sharing and security are properly set on the SQL server, I am receiving the following error when attempting to launch the client side connection:
Error Code = 80004003: Invalid Pointer
The Program cannot start. Failed to connect to <databasename.mdf> on server <servername> (provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Initial Catalog = <dabasename.mdf>; Data Source = <servername>; Integrated Security = SSPI)
The client is WinXP: the issue started while running SP2, and has persisted with SP3RC2
MDAC is 2.8x (as suggested by the program publisher
I have adjusted the client sql.ini file to reflect the appropriate data source and server
I have attempted to create a <programname>.udl file, which appears to be configuered correctly, as I receive a successfull connection after configuration and testing.
Let me state that I'm not a DBA, but am (I believe) capable of following instructions.....
Any and all assistance is appreciated