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Posted - 04/07/2013 :  12:25:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have 4 colocated servers that connect to a database on main server. I am getting this error in one of the colocated server and the rest are working fine.
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: 53)

I have checked the firewall settings. Can someone suggest me other possible reasons of why this could be happening.

Edited by - Pakhi on 04/07/2013 18:17:49

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Posted - 04/07/2013 :  20:39:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See if you are able to ping the main server from the local server. There is a detailed checklist of things that you should go through to figure out what might be wrong here:
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