No default SQL Server name

Patrick Zhou 1 Reputation point

I don't see a default SQL 191539-error.pngserver name in the drag-down of my SSMS 18. I checked the configuration manager and attached is the error message.

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 106K Reputation points MVP

    I am not sure what you are expecting to see. In your previous post you had problems installing SQL Server Management Studio. Did you also install SQL Server? Beware that SQL Server Management Studio is not SQL Server. It is only a tool for running queries against SQL Server. That SQL Server instance can be on your own machine, or it can be on a different server in the network. But installing SSMS alone will not give you SQL Server.

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  2. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,971 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi PatrickZhou-9445,

    In addition, if you have installed SQL Server, please try to go to mmc, choose File->Add/Remove Snap-in and find the "SQL Server Configuration Manager" to add to the selected Snap-ins.
    If it does not work, please refer to the solution from this article which might be helpful.

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