I did a pretty thorough search on the forums for this topic and it I cant seem to find the answer.It seems like most posts are for concerns a little more complicated than my situation. I am currently running SQLExpress 2005 sever on our network and I need to connect to it for our scheduling program. The PCs on the same network found the broadcast signal just fine but the parallels machines can not seem to connect. At this point I get to the Admin tools in XP, Data Sources (ODBC), I input the proper string and password that I use on PCs and it doesnt connect. I would appreciate any help at this time. Also, please let me know if there is any other information I should supply. Setup Specs - Parallels Desktop for Mac 3.x Build number: 5584 Host OS: Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard Guest OS/Remote OS: Windows XP Professional Type of computer: iMac Computer RAM: 2 - 4GB I have attached all the screen shots of the steps I have gone through.