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this happens on a machine that's been configured in Control Panel not to play any of those cutesy noises on various events.
well the, it's your own fault for changing ms default settings,
at least that's what the folks on technet always say,
and you know they must be right, they've got certs, lots of certs, and gold badges too,
anyway, unlike them I'll be kind and jump right to their eventual answer (save running sfc/scannow and posting logs all over the place.):
format all your drives (connected or not, even those in your safe may be infected) and reinstall windows. and no cheating with dvd's either whatever you need is in the ms clod.
I've installed SSMS on the Surface, and I can get into the prod DB, no hassle.
But when I try to access the test DB it fails. It can find the server on the servers list, but can't retrieve he DB's or login - but it used to work on the Wookietab, and I've changed nothing. I've checked all the obvious stuff (login data, port 1433, ...) but I can't even find a login failure in the SQL logs on the desktop.
OK, let's take a break from that and try crochet or something instead ... maybe it'll sort itself out tomorrow.
Bah! Computers - who'd have 'em?
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When it arrived, did you check it for latent damage (someone needs to do QC).
The approved procedure (best for iProducts but it will work here, too) is to hold the device vertically; gently lower it into a large pot of boiling saltwater. Now observe carefully: if it floats it was OK, otherwise, it was clearly defective.