Managed to find the correct details needed for the module parameters, after previously stumbling about using the incorrect values. This only changed the error message on my site from something about being unable to contact the database to "Could not get any data from the forum, please check the configuration."
Any help on how to rectify this and get the module working would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in anticipation. The details are as follows:
SQL Server: localhost
The rest of the settings have been filled out as appropriate, with the forum ID's taken from the URL when browsing them (2,6,7 e.t.c) and the Advanced Parameters have not been touched by me at all.