I am trying to make a database connection to SQL Express 2008 R2 running on Windows 2008 Server 64 Bit but the connection is failing when I try to connect. I check connecting remotely with the SQL Server Studio and DSN and I don’t have any issues. Is there a known issue using a Native Connection with FSQL and SQL Express 2008 R2. I used the native connection all the time with SQL 2008 Server. JIC I am using Hostname\SQLExpress when defining the host.