Windows Parallels to connect SQL Express 2005 Database

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajithkumarpv, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ajithkumarpv macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hi, I am a windows application developer. Recently I have created a windows application using VB6 as front end and SQL Express 2005 as back end. The product is deployed at customer's premises where the entire computers are networked. All except one computer are Mac. The SQL Express 2005 database is installed in the Windows XP PC. The software is working fine on that PC.

    With the help of one of the technical guys, I am able to connect the Windows XP parallels on Mac book pro to access the shared folder of the Windows PC. But I am not able to connect to the SQL Server Express database from the parallels. Either by using proper Connection String or using ODBC -DSN connection. I have made necessary configuration such as TCP/IP and Port settings in the Windows PC so that it should be available in the network.

    I want to run the program from the Parallels by connecting to the SQL Express 2005 database (which is running in the Windows XP pc).Could some one help me to sort out this problem.

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Have you configured the port settings on the MBP?

    You'd need to do this in OS X System Preferences, as even if the Parallels Windows instance has ports open, OS X may be still be blocking them.
  3. ajithkumarpv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2009
    Thanks for your reply. Let me try it at the customer's place and I will update you.

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