Hi Nick Is there any network delay connecting to your DS? You can install Citrix with a local DB and then move to the SQL DS after. If you are using SQL 2000 ensure you are using MDAC2.8. If you want more details, let me know. Cheers Cherie Kelly -----Original Message----- From: Nick Crisp [mailto:ncrisp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, 10 February 2004 9:07 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: Installation issue Not sure if this was actually noticed first time around... any ideas?? -----Original Message----- From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Crisp Sent: Monday, 9 February 2004 1:57 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Installation issue Hi all I am trying to join a second server to our farm of one. The current server in the farm utilizes a MS SQL database on a large DB server for the farm info rather than a local Access DB It has been working successfully without problem for around 6 months However when attempting to join the new server during installation, immediately after I test the data source correctly and write (or replace) the dsn file, a message popup states that it cannot get (or retrieve) the farm name, to which I hit OK and the installation terminates prematurely. I can install with out a problem if I create a new farm but this is not really much use to me, Any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated Perhaps It might be easier to install metaframe with the access and then migrate it into the original farm later.. I don't know Is it because I am running SP4 perhaps?? New machine = Win2k SP4 with MF XPa FR3 Original = Win2k SP3 with XPa FR3 Thanks Nick -- This transmission is for the intended addressee only and is confidential information. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender and delete the transmission. The contents of this e-mail are the opinion of the writer only and are not endorsed by the Mincom Group of companies unless expressly stated otherwise.