SQL Server Remote Connection Error : An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.
This morning I installed a new instance of SQL server and while connecting remotely it sent me an error message.
Error Has Occurred While Establishing A Connection To SQL Server 2005 Which Does Not Allow Local and Remote Connections
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An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 233)
Solution is here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277
- Please check firewall and make sure it is disabled else create an exception
- Enable the SQL Server Browser Service
- Enable remote connections for each instance of SQL Server 2005 that you want to connect to from a remote computer.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Surface Area Configuration.
2. On the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration page, click Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections.
3. On the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections page, expand Database Engine, click Remote Connections, click Local and remote connections, click the appropriate protocol to enable for your environment, and then click Apply.
Note Click OK when you receive the following message:
Changes to Connection Settings will not take effect until you restart the Database Engine service.
4. On the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections page, expand Database Engine, click Service, click Stop, wait until the MSSQLSERVER service stops, and then click Start to restart the MSSQLSERVER service.