I am attempting to attach microsoft sharepoint service to sql2k5 (sp1) instanace on the same server. The database argument I am supplying is wssconfigdb and I get the following error;

[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied. (Error code: 17).

The "wssconfigdb" is the same argument that I used yesterday installing WSS (Windows SharePoint Services) and configuring to a MS SQL2K box, in preparation for a MS Project Server that followed with a successful completion.

Any help, or insight will be greatly appreciated