troubleshooting Question

Cannot connect to SQL 2005 database

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I installed SQL 2005 on a Server 2008 box and also installed SQL 2005 SP2.

Initial install I selected Windows Authentication

Tried to connect to the box and got the standard "does not allow remote connections" error.  I followed instructions and opened Surface Config Manager and allowed remote connections in both named pipes and TCP IP.  I still cannot connect.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and select Local User as the system account.

Still gives same error... I cannot figure why I cannot connect.
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