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Test Database Connection

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Use the following steps to test the connection to the Whitestone Mars SQL database:

  • Open Administrative Tools in the Control Panel and double-click Data Sources (ODBC).
  • In the ODBC Data Source Administrator window, switch to the System DSN tab.
  • Click the Add button on the right-hand side.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of drivers, select SQL Server and click Next.
  • Enter a name (example: IWUMARS) and description (optional).
  • In the Server field, enter NAVY\IT and click Next.
  • Choose SQL Server Authentication and activate the option to “Connect to SQL Server to obtain default settings…”
  • Enter the Login ID and Password (in master password list) and click next.
  • Select the checkbox to “Change the default database…” and choose MarsDataSQL from the drop down list.
  • Leave the other default options and click Next.
  • Accept the default options again and click Finish.
  • Click the Test Data Source button and confirm that the tests completed successfully.
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03:01, 17 Dec 2013

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