New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.
The odbcping utility tests the integrity of an ODBC data source and the ability of the client to connect to a server.
Displays the odbcping syntax diagram.
Is the instance of Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 to connect to. Specify server_name to connect to the default instance of SQL Server 2000 on that server. Specify server_name\instance_name to connect to a named instance of SQL Server 2000 on that server. The connection is made without testing any ODBC data source.
Is the name of an ODBC data source defined to use the SQL Server ODBC driver. odbcping verifies that the data source is correct by using it to connect to the server named in the data source.
Is a valid login ID for the server.
Is the password for login_id.
Security Note The password will not be masked.