when i connect the database engine to sql server 2005 I get this error:
A network related or instance specific error occoured to Sql Server.the server was not fount or was not accessible, verify that the instance name is correct and that sql server is configured to allow remote connections.(provider:sql Network Network Interface,error:26-Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)(Microsoft sql server)
Also I can't see the sql server in the services(admin tools).
I tried to ping my sql server like this "ping Abhishek-PC\SQlEXPRESS" but it does not found.
Is there any intallation setting error?
how to resolve this error?