We are experiencing an intermittant problem with a sql server application. Occasionaly the users are met with the message:

"-2147467259 [Microsoft] [ODBC SQL SERVER DRIVER] [DBNETLIB] Fatal Error: General Network Error. Check your network documentation. 0"

and we are required to reboot the server.

Around the same time, we installed SQL Server onto a networked machine but we were aiming to have this as a local install only. No instances on the server are registered in the local install.

Could this install be causing the problem when the local machine is shut down? It points to its own data file which is local on the machine but when you bring up the service manager, you can select the server from the list to stop it.

Any advice on multiple sql server 2000 installs would be greatly appreciated.