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MSSQL 2005 EXPRESS, couldn't connect to server problem


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I'm having this same problem as many others do, but I just can't seem to get things working at all.

*I have copied ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 to win/system32 and PHP directories

*extension=php_mssql.dll is uncommented in php.ini

*I'm using following php code to connect:

$server = "localhost\SQLEXPRESS";

$s = mssql_connect($server,$userName,$password) or die("Couldn't connect to SQL Server");

(of course I have given username and pw) but I just seem to get connection error.

*I have tried to connect to same database from command prompt with same username and password, and there it works. So the problem seems to exist only in PHP now.

*I have allowed tcp/ip and named pipes in SQL Server Configuration Manager.


Lastly I have found out that for someone with this problem working solution was to use the sqlsrv driver instead of mssql. However I haven't found sqlsrv driver in my php.ini so could anyone help me with that since it could solve this?

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