Error when configuring SQL server area configuration

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
i get this error when i try and configure sql 2005 surface area

Computer localhost does not exist on the network, or the computer cannot be configured remotely. Verify that the remote computer has the required Windows Management Instrumentation components and then try again. (SQLSAC)
Question by:MarcusSmith1
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    Are you trying this on the sql server, or a different machine?


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    SQL server
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    Are you able to connect using Sql Server Management Studio?
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    Try using the machine name or ip address to connect, instead of localhost

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    solution no longer required , thanks

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