I(sqlserver 2000 desktop /win98) want to visit a remote sqlserver (sqlserver 7.0 / NT 4.0) which have been registered in microsoft management console of local sqlserver. And "select * from authors" in this registered sqlserver can be executed well.
but if I changed to execute following sql statement:

'Data Source=;User ID=user;Password=pass'

the result is "General network error. Check your network documentation".

there is no dsn server in local network
what is wrong with me ?