I've searched but haven't found a solution. I have a database GSQIS in MS SQL 2008 R2 64 bit running on WIndows 7 64 bit.

I am using the Microsoft 64 bit driver. I opened 1433 and 1434 ports and enabled TCP/IP for the SQL Server and SQL ServerExpress instances.

I can connect and work with the data in SQL Server Management Studio and in an Access 2010 project. But when I try to connect with Eclipse (BIRT) or Netbeans I can a TCP/IP connection error:The TCP/IP connection th e the host local, port 1433 has failed. Error: "null...

probably a stupid novice error in a new enviroment so I'd appreciate any guidance.