The SQL Server was not found or was not accessible

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Complete, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Complete

    Complete OSNN Addict

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    I got this error while setting up a system that requires a remote computer to access SQL 2008 stored on another computer in the same domain:
    The server was not found r was not accessible.
    Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections.
    When I installed SQL Server, I was sure I set up the system just so. How can I troubleshoot this?
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    i'm sure you are "sure" but have you gone back and verified?

    Also, how are you trying to connect to the remote SQL box?