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Trouble connecting to Sql Server 2005 Management Studio Express?


annawilsonz

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I have installed SQL 2005 Express Edition on Visual Studio 2005 .Correctly, no errors to be found. I also have:

 

Local & Remote Connections using TCP/IP only turne don

 

SQL Browser is running as well.

 

I have tried connecting with the most recent CTP of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 9.00.1399.00

 

When trying to connect using the SA account I recieve:

 

'An error has occured while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (Provider: Named Pipes Provider, error 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 53)

 

PS: I remember having that issue 2 years ago when I was in web design company at that time I struggled for about 4 H and the fix was a simple thing to do in the log in area but can't remember what :)

 

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