[evs] Problem creating db after installing EVS

Colin Fraser cfraser at levelfour.com
Thu Oct 30 09:40:24 GMT 2008

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I am trying to set up EVS (I installed evs-server-win32- but 
I am getting the following error message when I click the Create Database 

"Repository initialisation failed : Database error: Unable to create 
database: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server: 
[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access 
denied. / Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server: Invalid connection 
string attribute at .VirtualFs.cpp:477 : no error"

I am running SQL Server 2005 (standard) on a different server from the one 
that has EVS installed - is this a supported configuration?

It is likely to be something to do with the DB configuration as this was a 
clean SQL install that hasn't been used before, however I've installed the 
SQL Server management console on the EVS server and it can access the server 
using the user/pw I've specified.

Do I need to configure anything special to get EVS to use the correct db 
driver or connection string?

Is there any additional tracing or log file that I can look at to try and 
diagnose the problem?


Colin Fraser 

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