Connecting to your SQL 2008 database with Visual Web Developer Express

1.  Open Visual Web Developer 2008 Express.

2.  Under Tools, select "Connect to Database..."



3.  On the "Add Connection" window:
a.  Enter your Server Name (e.g. SQLXXX.webcontrolcenter.com), which you can locate in the WebControlCenter under Database > MS SQL 2008 > MS SQL Admin.
b.  Under "Log on to the server," select the "Use SQL Server Authentication" radio button, and enter your database User name and password.
c.  Under "Connect to a database," click "Select or enter a database name," and enter the SQL 2008 database name you created in the WebControlCenter.
d.  Click OK.

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