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I can not connect to my SQL Server 2005

asked 9 days ago by Chris Peterson
I can not connect to my SQL Server 2005
this message appears:

TITLE: Connect to Database Engine
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Cannot connect to CHANGEME.
 
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
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: 2)
 
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476

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6 Answers

answered 9 days ago by freepublicview
hello pls check the connection string.
answered 8 days ago by jimjimmy1995
And did you click on the link to Microsoft, that is mentioned in this error message?

There you wil get this information:

" Explanation

SQL Server did not respond to the client request because the server is probably not started.

User Action

Make sure that the server is started."

Did you try that? You didn't give us any other information, so you you probably won't get a better answer.
answered 7 days ago by David V
Most basic reason could be surface area configuration. Though follow the link below for all possible reasons and how to resolve it:
SQL SERVER – FIX : ERROR : (provider: Named Pipes ....[ ^]
answered 7 days ago by Chris Peterson
Thanks every body
The problem is solved..........

On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager.
 
In SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the left pane, click SQL Server.
 
In the details pane, right-click the named instance of SQL Server, and then click Start.
answered 6 days ago by Chris Peterson
I try to connect by :
start---- all programs----- sql server 2005
It is the first time i run it after set up
and i do not know how to start the server?
please help me
thanks every one
answered 6 days ago by kamal
My solution(note - I use sqlServer 2008):
Step1: Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2008
-> Configurations Tool
-> SQL Server Configurations Manager
-> click SQL Server Services(It 's First row in left pane)
-> you look right pane and select First row
(click SQL Server( SQLEXPRESS) - here I use SQLEXPRESS)
Step2: After finish Step1 you will look 1 new windown.
-> you find and click Start(Start is element of item Service Status)
-> click OK
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