Question : ASP.NET Need to know how to set up ASPNETDB express for Membership, roles, etc. on the remote host server

I have on my localhost a working application that is configured to use the ASPNETDB express for Membership, roles, etc.  and it is configured to run as a LocalServer.

Therefore localhost is working, and I am using  ASPNETDB  for Membership, roles, etc.

I need to know how to get a working  - ASPNETDB (App_Data) Database on the remote host.
I have FTP the files to the server. The server is a shared domain server.

 I have redone the connection stings to point to the remote server. But when I run the Application,

 I get the error "Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to failure in retrieving the user's local application data path"...Please make sure the user has a local user profile on the computer?

... what computer ?  the localhost or the Remote Server.
... How do I configure the remote Host ?
... will it work in a shared envirement ?
... what do I ask them to do. the host is -

and if I am to do something. what specifically am i to do.
I need specifically an answer I have read so many post on this that it is quite confusing.


Answer : ASP.NET Need to know how to set up ASPNETDB express for Membership, roles, etc. on the remote host server

I found this on and their knowledgebase:,11

Please use the following connection string and fill in the necessary spots with your database's information:
 <add name="LocalSqlServer" connectionString="Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=DBNAME;Integrated Security=false;User ID=DBUSERNAME;Password=DBPASSWORD" />

DBNAME is what you specified as your database name in the control panel
DBUSERNAME is the username you created to connect to the database (and was associated with the database in the control panel)
DBPASSWORD is the password you associated with the username above

You need to change the DBNAME, DBUSERNAME and DBPASSWORD according to their description.
In addition, you need to change the Data Source=localhost, to the server which holds the MSSQL database. This is the server name you use to connect to the database when using e.g. SQL Server Management Studio Express. It might be or something like it. Arvixe suggests either localhost or .\SQLEXPRESS as the data source:
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