Have you tried going into the SQL surface area configuration to enable the remote connections to both TCP/IP and Named Pipes and restart the server.-
If that does not help there are some other suggestions within this KB to try.
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I'm using SQL 2000 with Enterprise Manager, I've looked at the Client Network Utility on the SQL server and the protocols are set to TCP/IP and Named Pipes (Enabled)
Looking through the KB for any useful info.
I looked through the KB and although it wasn't "dead on" this point I began investigating the "Alias" being used, which I found although being resolved during the DataBase setup; it was not being resolved correctly through the SQL server. I setup the Configuration Wizard again and used the full severname with domain suffix. Example: (MYSERVER.WORKS.WELL.WITH.others.mil, instead of just MYSERVER) So now my website info is showing up. Although now I have to use the saved XML file of my website settings instead of the Wizard creating a new instance of the website accessing the info saved in the SQL database.
Any new suggestions.