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Last post Sep 03, 2007 03:55 AM by chetan.sarode
Aug 28, 2007 08:31 PM|LINK
Here's the error: provider: "SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified"
Here's the provided connection string: "Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated security=True;AttachDBFilename=|DataDirectory|TimeTracker.mdf;User Instance=true"
/>. Again, this is the what the kit provides, and my machine isn't be anything special.
Aug 29, 2007 12:06 AM|LINK
I have just grabbed the template and installed it into VWD Express and it seems to run fine.
You mentioned stopping your local SQL instance. It will need to be running (and it needs to be SQL 2005). You'll also need user instances enabled (which is the default, but the installer gives you the option to turn it off).
I hope that helps.
Aug 29, 2007 03:43 AM|LINK
Check in web.config for connectionString, configure it according to your server name, password etc.
In Time Tracking System, it uses inbuild Membership classes for user creation, updation etc..
You have to register your DB with ASP.NET Membership classes by executing the command line utility in VS prompt
aspnet_regsql, it will open one window, where you have to configure DB.
Hope it will help you, let me know.
Aug 29, 2007 02:18 PM|LINK
Chetan, thanks for your help. I'd done all that you suggested before, but no luck when using local IIS (localhost), but it's working now using built-in web server.
Aug 29, 2007 02:22 PM|LINK
Imco and Chetan, thanks. I thought I'd read somewhere that in SQL2005 you could attach an MDF file without the DB engine running--brain spasm, apparently, since this makes no sense whatsoever. Whatever, after restarting SQL Server and correcting the connection
string to work with the developer edition of SQL the app is now working fine using the built in web server. Next step is to get it working using local IIS. Thanks again.
Aug 30, 2007 03:40 AM|LINK
What kind of error you are getting, when using IIS
Try to register your IIS with ASP.NET by running aspnet_regiis command from VS prompt
Aug 30, 2007 02:50 PM|LINK
Chetan, thanks again. I've done all this stuff (..regiis..., ..regsql...) and mostly it works. The errors are security related and have to do with permissions for the default user, what sort of security is in place, whether or not anonymous access is allowed,
and the like. I'll figure it out.
Aug 31, 2007 03:51 AM|LINK
Thats nice. for security purpose,
I think you have to add, machinename/ASPNET user in SQL server Login section
Let me know if this helpful to you
If yes, mark the answer, so it will helpful for others
Aug 31, 2007 03:57 AM|LINK
IIS can be confusing if you're new to it. Especially if you're used to how Apache or one of those other webservers handles things. ;) Throw in the Windows permission model and you've got a couple of hours of learning to do. :( If you know someone who admins
Windows for a living they can probably get you up to speed relatively quickly.
As you mentioned permission issues, in cases where 'the default' isn't enough, I typically try and setup a separate "service account" for my apps. Microsoft has a
how-to about how to do it.
You can also try and grant the required permissions to the network service account (assuming you're on 2k3/IIS6), Microsoft
details that method as well.
I hope that helps.
Sep 03, 2007 03:55 AM|LINK