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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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)
Posted 31-Jan-13 6:45am
Updated 31-Jan-13 6:52am
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Solution 2

Hi friends
This is a common error when establishing connection with database.
To solve this follow the following process:

Process 1:
Check the instance name And password

if it is correct then check following

Process 2:
1. Go to " SQL server Configuration Manager"
2. go SQL server services
3. check the server state. If its state is "stop" the change the state as running
reconnect with server.

you may check it.

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