Unable to display Server Explorer in VS2005

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Subject: Unable to display Server Explorer in VS2005
Posted by:  anuragsji (anuragsaxenaj…@gmail.com)
Date: 18 Jan 2007


I have Visual Studio 2005 (version 8.0.52727.42) and SQL Server 2005
installed on my system.

Using coding I am able to communicate with SQL server database/tables
but I am Unable to see Server Explorer, I clicked on view menu ->
Server Explorer as well tried CTRL+ALT+S key combination.

Also In my ASP.NET Application , in 1 web form I dragged and dropped a
SqlDataSource and from SqlDataSource Tasks, I choosed Configure Data
Source and mentioned my server name and database name and checked with
Test connection button that connection is working but when I clicked
ok. It gives me Error message as "Object reference is not set to an
instance of object".

Is above 2 problems related to same cause??
What would be solution, please help.