lagu26537 wrote:No I'm using VS 2005. The only thing in server explorer is an item at the top that says "Data Connections". If I right click it and choose "Add connection" a window with the title "Choose Data Source" pops up. In that window there are 6 SQL servers and an <other> item.
Hmm ... which version of VS 2005 are you using? It should be there AFAIK, maybe it's an optional component to install?
You can do it without the tool - but you have to write a little bit more code. Take a look at this documentation:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186120(VS.80).aspx">http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186120(VS.80).aspx, in there you'll find a lot of information about it and especially at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186146(VS.80).aspx">http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186146(VS.80).aspx where there's a sample of a query ... you want to "SELECT * FROM Win32_COMSetting WHERE ComponentId=yourGUID"
Win32_ComSetting is documented here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394107.aspx