Subject Cannot connect to a local database
Author phil_hhn
Hi, I have a colleague who was mistakenly connecting to my Firebird
(1.5) database instead of one on their own PC (win XP SP1). When we
corrected it, their java application worked correctly, connecting to
the database on on port 3050, etc.
However, when we tried to register that database in IBExpert, it gives
the message:

Connecting... Failed!
Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes
successful execution of subsequent statements.
Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database
administrator to set up a Firebird login.

Attempting to connect to services manager... Failed!

But I *did* specify a username & password when I registered the local
I can't figure out why I can't connect with IBExpert on my colleagues
machine. I'm trying the exact same name & password as the java
application, which is the same that I use on my IBExpert setup (which
is where my colleagues database file comes from).
I've tried uninstalling everything, removing registry keys,
reinstalling, etc, but no help.

Any ideas?

(PS. That first sentence must be the most un-human error message I've
seen in ages! ;-) )