Unable to Connect to SQL Server Database Engine Due to Recent Update

Aleyna Ceylan 0 Reputation points

I am experiencing a critical issue where I cannot connect to the SQL Server Database Engine. This problem seems to have emerged after a recent update. Despite following the standard procedures to connect to the Database Engine through SQL Server Management Studio, I consistently encounter an error related to the SSL certificate chain with the error code -2146893019.

This issue has persisted for the past two to three weeks and has significantly hindered my work. I have tried to resolve it, but the lack of clear information or a solution is causing growing frustration.

Is there any solution for resolving the SSL certificate chain error?

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  1. AniyaTang-MSFT 11,176 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Aleyna Ceylan

    In the official documentation, there are the following two links for troubleshooting certificate chain issues in database connections.

    "The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted" error after upgrading SNAC applications

    "The certificate received from the remote server was issued by an untrusted certificate authority" error when you connect to SQL Server

    Hope these can help you.

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