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Cannot connect to .\sqlexpress.


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) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: -1)

help me this instance were working but now it is not working please help

<big>it is related to sQL 2008 R2</big>

check whether sql server system is on. if yes, ping the sql server system in command prompt ping servername] and check replies are coming successfully.

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Muhamad Faizan Khan 26-Feb-13 2:47am    
i ping like

ping sqlexpress

but rplied request could not find host sqlexpress.check the name and try again;(
1) Make sure the SQL service is running before trying to connect.

2) Make sure the protocols you want are enabled :[^]

3) Also if you are trying to connect from another machine you should be using the IP address of the SQL instance instead of "." e.g.\sqlexpress.
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Muhamad Faizan Khan 26-Feb-13 2:49am    
yes tcp/ip and named pipes are enable but not working. and i am not trying to connect from another machine
Muhamad Faizan Khan 26-Feb-13 3:25am    
in sql 2008 r2
sql configuration management-> sql server services here showing "remote procedure call fialed" please help
what to do
while sql instance name .\sqlexpress also not working not login please help
Mehdi Gholam 26-Feb-13 3:52am    
Restart your machine, if does not work remove and reinstall.

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