Microsoft sql server desktop engine

Is it possible to connect to this type of sql server? From what I gather, it is a stripped down version of sql server that can be used for applications that need minimal db support. Ive tried to the best of my ability but cant get it to connect. Has anyone had success?

I’ve never tried w/ the old MSDE.
Sql Server Express works well however.

I was able to get it to work. I had to download a workbench type software that allowed me to see the proper table name that the software was using. after that it worked fine.