Subject RE: [firebird-support] Cannot Connect to Services Manager..
Author Alan McDonald
> Hi,
> I have recently tried to install Firebird- onto a
> Windows2000 webserver (superserver install)
> Installation goes ok and the service seems to be running fine.
> However if I try to set-up a server connection using IBConsole I am
> receive the error 'cannot attach to services manager'.
> Interbase 6 was resident before, however this was un-installed and
> the server rebooted prior to the firebird installation.
> I was connected to the webserver using Remote Desktop - could this
> be a problem?
> Prior to this installation I have installed locally to a win2003
> server which also previously ran IB6 and this all works fine.
> Any ideas would be gratefully received
> Paul.

2 things
with remote desktop you need to connect to localhost:drive and not expect to
connect to a normal local path.
secondly, don't use IBConsole with firebird. Use IBOConsole instead or one
of many other tools to admin the server and databases.