hi, i have just installed sql server 2005 in my windows 7.
with instance name sachin and with mixed authentication.
but now i am not able to connect to the sever.
this error window shows whenever i try to connect.
"Cannot connect to sachin.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishment a connection to SQL server. The Server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that sql sever is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named pipes provider, error: 40 - could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL sever, Error: 53)