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Hi ,

it was working fine , i dnt know what happened but im getting following error when i try to login
im using sql server 2008 r2

plz help

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 10061)
bbirajdar 4-May-12 14:30pm
Reason for my vote of 1
bbirajdar 4-May-12 14:31pm
May be the server was shutdown by somebody. Why don't you go to the machine and check if its running or not..

1 solution

Looks like the server is not started.

Details here: MSDN: MSSQLSERVER_10061[^]

Some more details & discussion here: MSDN Blog: SQL Server Error: 10060 \ SQL Server Error: 10061[^]
Maciej Los 4-May-12 15:10pm
Good answer, my 5!
Sandeep Mewara 4-May-12 15:44pm
Espen Harlinn 4-May-12 15:38pm
Sandeep Mewara 4-May-12 15:44pm
Thanks. :)
bbirajdar 5-May-12 4:21am
I also deserve a 5.. But I posted it as a comment.. :(
Sandeep Mewara 5-May-12 4:39am
Ok. But it sounded like you were not sure about it. ;)

I will upvote any other answer of yours by a 5 to compensate. Happy?
bbirajdar 5-May-12 12:15pm
Thank you Sandeep.. I am really happy now :)..
Sandeep Mewara 5-May-12 12:59pm
bbirajdar 5-May-12 12:18pm
The basic reason behind posting it as a comment was that , it was not a solution but a suggestion/check. I was previously downvoted in similar instances.. :)
Sandeep Mewara 5-May-12 13:00pm
It's ok. I can understand. I had some links for my support hence it was answered. :)

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