I'm having a problem running a VS project using a SQL connection string on the SP3 . I do not have this problem on the desktop using the same connection string. I was curious if anyone else had this problem and how it was corrected. Using VS2012 and using this connection string on the desktop: "Server=myServer\myInstance;Database=myDatabase;Trusted_Connection=True;" No problems on desktop but when run on the SP3, I get a SQL exception (instance-specific error). If I change the connection string on the SP3 to "Server=myOtherServerWithoutInstanceName;Database=myDatabase;Trusted_Connection=True;" then the connection is accepted and the VS project runs just fine. Is it a setting on the tablet that needs to accept instance names in sql server?