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

    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

    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?