When Server Ping does not connect to a server, dsedit displays information about what went wrong. For example, if the server is not running, the message shown in this next screen might appear:
Since it loaded the Net-Library DLL, dsedit found connection information in sql.ini. When the connection succeeds in finding the information, but notifies you that the server is not responding, you can use that information to discover the problem.
To troubleshoot an unsuccessful Server Ping:
Verify that the server is running.
Check that your networking software and hardware are properly configured.
Check to see if any network error messages are displayed.
Check that the connection information is correct for your network protocol and that format of your entries matches the format shown in Chapter 4, “Network Communications Using sql.ini.”