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Auto Reconnect To DB After SQL Server Restarted

Dear All,

I'm coding an application to check for specific record on a table in every 15 seconds.

How can I:
1. check for server/db disconnection (e.g. SQL Server restarted or network disconnected) and
2. auto reconnect to DB

I've seen many error handling codes on the internet, but that's not enough for my case.

My platform:
OS: Windows 2000 Server SP4
DBMS: SQL Server 2000 SP3a
Tool: VB6 SP5 & ADO

Super Thanks.


Edited by - ferguscham on 11/19/2003 12:19:51 AM

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Source code here:


Server DLL, Under MTS, Running On Server, How To Msgbox To Client Machine???
Ok, I have a server DLL runniong under MTS on a serever. This server has msgbox's in it I know do I get these msgbox's to appear on the client machine, since the server is in another building
Don't give me grief about msgbox's and dll's...I know. It's not my code, nor my dll...I need a quick fix, can recode it at a later date.
All I need is for the msgbox's to appear on the client machine...
We are running NT Server 4.0



***access To A Server With Pubs SQL Server Sample Database***
I am sort of a newbee in Visual Basic .NET

In order to complete one of the walkthroughs I need

an access to a server with the Pubs SQL Server sample database.

It comes out then, that I should know the name of the server, the password and the likes. Can anybody tell me where could I get 'em?
Couldn't find in Internet any charities with gratis SQL servers databases.

Will the installation of the evaluation option of the SQL Server on my computer serve the purpose? How could I connect to my database from my own pc then?

Can anyone help me, pleeaase?
Thanking you in advance

This Script Works On Win2k Server But Not 2003 Server.... WHY?
I have crafted the below script (actually I used a script from another person and added my own stuff to it). It goes out and checks for the existance of a database and reports back to Big Brother what it finds. It works GREAT on Windows Server 2k but spins errors when I run it on Windows 2003 Server.... Any ideas?

Please see attached txt file for code.

When run on the 2003 server it claims to have an error on line 229 which is clearly not the point of difficulty.
Line 229


SET counterCollection = GETOBJECT("winmgmts:" & strCollection & "=" & strInstance)

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