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Hello

When I try to install Sql server 2008 r2 on my windows 7 32 bit ultimate I get this error. http://www.img4up.com/up2/77005471169527712970.jpg[^]

I click continue. and after installing when I want to connect it from visual studio I get this error:

SQLException was unhandled 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:Named Pipes Provider,error:40-could not open a connection to SQL Server)

In installation wizard I saw that the instance name is not applicable.

How I can solve these problems and connect to sql server 2008 r2 from vs2010?

This is a screen shot from my sql configuration: http://www.img4up.com/up2/47950084566701531201.jpg[^]
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Updated 1-Nov-12 8:24am
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skydger 1-Nov-12 14:55pm    
Can you establish connection via SQL Server Management Studio to your server?
suraty 1-Nov-12 15:06pm    
I create a database in sql server management. I can not connect it from visual studio 2010.
skydger 1-Nov-12 15:12pm    
Check the protocols in SQL Server Configuration Manager (Configuration Tools folder in Program menu). Which ones are enabled?
suraty 1-Nov-12 15:20pm    
shared memory and tcp/Ip are enabled. and Named pipes and VIA are disabled.
suraty 1-Nov-12 15:30pm    
Please see this screen shot:
http://img4up.com/up2/67034021903448228437.jpg
Instance name is not applicable. Is this the reason of cause error?
Why instance name is not applicable?

This helped me, I was suffering from the same trouble just a few days ago:
http://stackoverflow.com/a/3612692/654321
 
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