SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

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Hi folks and friends, I am posting here an image of an error message. I encountered this error message while using Microsoft Excel.

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[DBNETLIB][Connection Open (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.


When I read the instruction on the error message, it tells me to check my connection to the server, as I am checking my network connection, there is nothing wrong with my connection.

I also checked my firewall, there is no restriction for such connection towards the server, that is why I am wondering what other reasons that led to this error.

Please help me find solution to my problem.

Thanks a lot for reading my post.

Best Answer by John Behner
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Answered By 0 points N/A #98219

SQL Server does not exist or access denied.


Server-recognized makes:

  • Since no client machines can interface to the machine that is running SQL Server, there would be able to be a server-side scenario.
  • SQL Server is not instated on the workstation that you indicate in the correspondence string.
  • Verify that SQL Server is indeed instated on the PC that you indicate in your point string.

Customer-identified or requisition-identified creates:

  • If some client machines or requisitions can associate but others cannot, you are perhaps encountering a customer-side situation.
  • The workstation name makes a point not to exist. Twofold-check the spelling of the PC to which you are attempting to unite.
Answered By 590495 points N/A #98220

SQL Server does not exist or access denied.


I think this error that you encountered appeared right after you opened a particular file. It is possible that the file you opened has an embedded link on it that needs to connect to an SQL server.

Even if you already checked your internet connection, probably your connection got interrupted the time you opened the file. You need to check your connection again.

Open any of your web browsers then visit any website. You may also watch a streaming video in YouTube just to check the stability and current speed of your internet connection.

If your connection is still fine, the problem maybe originated from the application you used.

Try uninstalling Microsoft Excel then check your computer for any possible errors. Use a disk utility application to check the system.

After that, install Microsoft Excel again. This will fix any corrupted files in the installation and restores its settings back to default. See if the problem is fixed.

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