Re: SQL connection difficulty

Sean McInroy-Walsh 96 Reputation points
2020-12-08T15:31:31.313+00:00

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Hi,

I’m getting an error connecting to SQL could you help please?

I get the below message when trying to connect (screenshot attached). My laptop installed some upgrades the other day would that have something to do with it? Was working fine before that.

TITLE: Connect to Server

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Cannot connect to SEAN\SQLEXPRESS.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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: Shared Memory Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476

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The system cannot find the file specified

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BUTTONS:

OK

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Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Seán

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