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How do I fix a database connectivity failure when using my testing server?

Q. How do I fix a database connectivity failure when using my testing server?

A. Installing Windows XP Sevice Pack 2 can cause some problems when trying to use your testing server through Dreamweaver. Even if it connects successfully when you hit the "Test" button, you may still have a database connectivity failure.

Adobe has covered this whole problem in detail, and offers a free extension for you to download as a workaround:

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_19515#aspnet_db