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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  10:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to connect to a MS SQL 2005 Database SQL server that is on a VM from my local MS SQL 2008 SSMS. i connect using object explorer > Database engine and give the sql server authentication > login > sa and PWD but it throws me an error

"cannot connect to server

additional information is required

a network related or instance-specific error...."

But i am able to RDP into that machine and login with the same sa and pwd and it connects....

any help

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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  10:46:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
on the VM and under services

SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) - started - automatic
SQL Server Browser - started - automatic
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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  12:48:03  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Depending on the exact cause of the error , different tests need to occur . Use the tests on this post to establish the root cause - http://www.sqlserver-dba.com/2012/05/cannot-connect-to-sql-server.html

Jack Vamvas
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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  14:40:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. Adding UDP 1434 solved it.


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