&nbsp;<BR>i am trying to to connect the sql server which is in USA, through my program running in my local machine(In INDIA).the problem is with the connection string. the error it is showing is<BR>sql server not found.<BR>supposing my server name nt200,user id ntuser and password being ntpass.the ip address being i wrote the conection string as<BR><BR>Adodc1.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Persist Security Info=False;User ID=ntuser;pwd =ntpass ;Initial Catalog=employee;Data Source="