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rekon32
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Posted - 08/31/2013 :  17:30:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just installed SQL Server 2012 on my desktop, however, I cannot get ssms to log in to my local DB. I tried computername\SQLEXPRESS, .\SQLEXPRESS. I tried uninstalling and installing again and I keep getting an error saying cannot connect to computername\SQLEXPRESS.

Funny thing is I installed SQL Server 2012 on my laptop and had no problems.

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tkizer
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Posted - 08/31/2013 :  18:52:08  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Did you name the instance SQLEXPRESS? Check what services you have that start with SQL and post the names here.

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tkizer
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Posted - 08/31/2013 :  18:52:33  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also, please post the error.

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