sql connection problem express 2005 edition

For some reason I cannot connect to sql server when I use sql server management studio ....any body know why?See the error message below.
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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

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Gary DavisConnect With a Mentor Dir Internet SvcsCommented:
Did you enable TCP/IP on the sql server with the configuration manager?

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