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Use this page to enter and test the connectivity settings for your OLE DB Data Source object.

You must complete this wizard for each database you want to connect.

This page contains the elements described in the following table.

Name Description

Simple Configuration

Enables you to supply the connectivity elements.


The name of the OLE DB provider.

IP address or device name

The name or IP address of the computer that hosts the database.


The database that is to be connected through the OLE DB provider.

Advanced Configuration

Enables you to supply a connection string instead of the elements you provide for a simple configuration.

Connection String

The connection string that contains the initialization properties needed to connect to the OLE DB provider.


Tests your settings and displays an error if your settings fail.

See Also

How to Start Monitoring an OLE DB Data SourceHow to Start the Add Monitoring Wizard


Management Pack Templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard