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uffan
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  16:36:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I installed SQL Server 2008 on my computer but I am unable to connect to the database engine through Management Studio. In Computer Management under SQL Server Configuration Manger, SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) is running. Is there a way I can verify that the database engine is installed correctly and that it is running?

Thanks.

tkizer
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  16:38:05  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What error are you getting?

If it says that it is running, then everything should be fine.

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uffan
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  16:43:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not sure how to check to see if it is running. Below is the error message it give me.

TITLE: Connect to Server
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Cannot connect to (local).
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476
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BUTTONS:
OK
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tkizer
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  16:55:37  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try connecting with: YourHostName\SQLEXPRESS

Where YourHostName is the name of your computer (assuming that's where SQL is installed).

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uffan
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  17:16:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Work perfect, thank you very much!
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tkizer
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  17:30:04  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're welcome, glad to help.

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