I get the following error and have been trying to figure out why I keep getting it. Initially, I had placed my project under wwwroot folder and ran it under IIS and it gave this error. Then I moved it to my local C drive and same thing. I am sharing this project with two other co-workers and all our config files and code files are same...they don't get this error but I do. I checked that SQL Server Client Network Utility has TCP/IP and the 'Named Pipes' enabled. I thought maybe I have setting in the Visual Studio 2005 that I'm not aware of that's causing this problem...it can't be the server since my co-workers aren't having this error and can't be anything in the code since all of us are sharing this project through vss. I dont' think using different version of .net framework can create this error. I changed the version from 2.0 to use 1.1x and it gave same error... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Server Error in '/RBOdev' Application.
An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)
An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.
[SqlException (0x80131904): An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)] System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection) +739123 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj) +188 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Connect(ServerInfo serverInfo, SqlInternalConnectionTds connHandler, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, Boolean encrypt, Boolean trustServerCert, Boolean integratedSecurity, SqlConnection owningObject) +685966 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo serverInfo, String newPassword, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, SqlConnection owningObject) +109 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.LoginNoFailover(String host, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Int64 timerStart) +383 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.OpenLoginEnlist(SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance) +181 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SqlConnection owningObject, Boolean redirectedUserInstance) +170 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection) +130 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnectionOptions options) +28 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnection owningObject) +424 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnection owningObject) +66 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.GetConnection(DbConnection owningObject) +496 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection) +82 System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory) +105 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() +111 System.Web.DataAccess.SqlConnectionHolder.Open(HttpContext context, Boolean revertImpersonate) +84 System.Web.DataAccess.SqlConnectionHelper.GetConnection(String connectionString, Boolean revertImpersonation) +197 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.SqlPersonalizationProvider.GetConnectionHolder() +16 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.SqlPersonalizationProvider.LoadPersonalizationBlobs(WebPartManager webPartManager, String path, String userName, Byte& sharedDataBlob, Byte& userDataBlob) +195 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationProvider.LoadPersonalizationState(WebPartManager webPartManager, Boolean ignoreCurrentUser) +95 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartPersonalization.Load() +105 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartManager.OnInit(EventArgs e) +497 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +321 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +198 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +198 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +198 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +198 System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +198 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +692
Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.832; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.832
I actually figured out the problem. Under the <asp:WebpartManger> control, I had to specify Personalization-Enabled to "False"...I guess by default, if it is not set, it will be true...in that case, it'll look for a database in SQL Server 2005 which I"m not using...my database that I'm connecting to is in SQL Server 2000. However, the only thing that is still not clear to me is that my two other co-workers are sharing the same project with me using VSS. All their settings are the same as mine and clearly they had the WebpartManger and property for personalization was not set to false...but they did not get this error....why was I the only one getting it? Is there another location where the personalization property can be set to false??? Thanks...
From your description, it seems that you are using WebParts feature in your website project, right?
Generally, when you are using WebParts in your application, it requires SQLExpress database, which is a built-in database in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. Since webparts need personalization features , and all these personalization data would be stored in database.
Besides, in webparts there are several modes, including Browser,Design,Cateloge and etc. When you are in Browser mode, the personalization feature can be set in false status. But for other modes, it requires the personalization and database support.
Also, if you want to achieve personalization on the machine with a SQLServer 2000, you can use aspnet_regsql.exe tool to convert the ASPNETDB database in SQLExpress to your SQLServer database, and change the corresponding provider to achieve your personalization.
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