OK, sql is not my bag.<BR><BR>I&#039m in michigan behind a proxy server. I&#039m trying to connect to a completely different server in texas. When I try to register the server in the servver manager, i am told the server cannot be found. I knew this wouldn&#039t work. So can anyone tell me what I need to do. I just want to select *. Is that so wrong?<BR><BR>Thanks in advance,<BR><BR>Ed