>>Can you connect locally by using TCP/IP(i.e.: using localhost or the
>>server's own IP)?
Just my 2c. We have also experienced this on a few PC's.
A connection string of:
gives the connection rejected error.
resolves the problem.
We haven't managed to get to the bottom of it yet, we usually just end up using
the local connection string, but it would be nice to finally know what's
causing it instead of using the workaround. Unfortunately, once the workaround
is in effect, we then don't end up with much time to scrutinise the person's PC
to find out what the problem was.