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  1. Have a native call to get a list of available SQL Servers.
  2. .NET dll hell :-)
  1. Have a native call to get a list of available SQL Servers.

    At the moment, to get a list of available SQL Servers, you need to add the COM library sqldmo.dll in your installation package. For more information, see our Knowledge Base article 'I got an error when I was just trying to select a server' .

    We don't think this is a very good solution and Microsoft should solve it by adding a native .NET library call which allows you to get a list of servers in your .NET applications.

  2. .NET dll hell :-)

    Dotnet dlls
    Figure: The # of .dlls is getting out of hand - please make a Tree view where all System.* assemblies go under a single root-node

Acknowledgements

Adam Cogan