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i cannot connect to .\SQLExpress
i work on windows 8.1 , sql server 2008 r2

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Updated 26-Mar-15 4:35am
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ZurdoDev 26-Mar-15 11:10am    
Why can't you connect?
Golden Basim 26-Mar-15 11:16am    
i don't know .. i uploaded photo with the error that appear
ZurdoDev 26-Mar-15 11:25am    
It says it can't find sql server the way you're trying to connect to it.

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Do you have both SQL 2012 and SQL 2008 / 2008 R2 installed on the same computer? If so, you'll need to apply at least Service Pack 3 for 2008, or Service Pack 1 for 2008 R2.

SQL Server 2012 Configuration Manager WMI Error – Remote Procedure call failed [0x800706be][^]
 
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Golden Basim 26-Mar-15 11:34am    
no i have only sql 2008 R2 , do it work if i install sql 2008 sp3 ? http://www.microsoft.com/en-eg/download/details.aspx?id=27594
Richard Deeming 26-Mar-15 11:38am    
If you've only get 2008 R2, then you can't install a service pack for 2008.

Try 2008 R2 SP3 instead:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=44271[^]

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