Okay, im using ADO to connect to an sql server 7 database (on the net over dialup) using visual basic 6. it works for me (sql server is installed on my home comp) just fine, but not for anyone else. I get a runtime error (the equivilent to provider error) sql server not found.<BR><BR>I&#039;m thinking i need to add a reference or component. Anyone got a clue (I couldn&#039;t find a working vb forum anywhere so i went here).