Hide this message
Looking to compare latest NPM features with previous versions of NPM?
The NPM new feature summary offers a comparison of new features and improvements offered with this release.
This procedure can be used to verify SQL connection.
Right-click on the Windows Desktop, hover over New, and click Text Document
Rename the three letter file extension .txt to .udl
For example, Change test.txt to test.udl
Because you are changing the extension, you will be prompted
Click Yes. Double-click the test.udl file to open the Data Link Properties window.
Enter (or select) the server name, select integrated security or SQL Login and provide credentials, then select or enter a database name
Click the Test Connection button to test connectivity