SQL Server not configured for data access


I'm running a SQL Server 2005 database from a VB 6 Application. I connect to the database
through an ODBC DSN.

I renamed the computer on which I'm running the default instance of SQL server from 'Software' to 'IT'. I then ran the sp_dropserver and sp_addserver stored procedures to rename the instance.

On restarting the SQL Server service, the server was able to pick up on the new SQL Server name.

After configuring the ODBC data source name to the new name, the connection was Ok. I'm able to run my application and read records through ADO record sets. However I'm unable to update any recordset using the .Update method. I get the following error instead … SQL Server not configured for data access

How can I enable data access on the renamed server instance?

Best Solution

How to: Rename a Computer that Hosts a Stand-Alone Instance of SQL Server 2005

You should be able to run this but not against any linked server. It's not a linked server. It's local.

EXEC sp_serveroption 'YourServer', 'DATA ACCESS', TRUE