[thelist] MS's Latest Patches Problem

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Nov 17 19:49:45 CST 2003

From: "Joshua Olson" <joshua at waetech.com>
Subject: [thelist] MS's Latest Patches Problem

: I installed MS's latest patch today.  It was an update called
: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components (823718).
: After the install (and this may be a coincidence) any attempts to
: access the SQL Server on the local machine using the Server
: name "LOCALHOST" began to fail.  I had to go through all the
: code and update the connection strings to use the machine's
: name instead.
: May be a coincidence... maybe not.  But thought you'd
: want to know anyway.

Interesting. Can you still ping localhost?

Also, why weren't you using the alias "(local)" (which would map to the
local machine's name) rather than "localhost", which would (via lmhosts) map


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