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Can't connect to SQL Server 2005 Express from SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2009-04-06
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I am using SQL Server Management studio to connect to a SQL Server 2005 Express database. I keep getting the following error:

TITLE: Connect to Server
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Cannot connect to VMWINXPBLOOM1.

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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: 1265)

I have allowed for remote connections(both TCP/IP and named pipes) and configured SQL browser to start The SQL Server Express Machine VMWINXBLOOM1

THe SQL Server 2005 machine is running win2k3, the express machine winxp sp2




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by:jss1199
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You are attempting to connect to VMWINXPBLOOM1\SQLEXPRESS or just VMWINXPBLOOM1?
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by:adimit
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the only option that is available to me when I browse is VMwinxpbloom1. I don't see the option for SQLEXPRESS
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I just tried typing in vmwinxpbloom1\sqlexpress and I received the same error
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udaya kumar laligondla earned 1360 total points
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check if the port no 1433 is open and allowed to access on both the machines in firewall. use the machine IP address and try
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by:adimit
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there is no firewall. The port is opened. I can connect to any other SQL Server Machine except any computer running SQL Server express. They all use port 1433
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by:udaya kumar laligondla
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it looks like the client is trying to use named pipes. check if it is enabled on the server and that port is exempted from firwall list.

use the checklist provided at
http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2007/03/31/named-pipes-provider-error-40-could-not-open-a-connection-to-sql-server.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2005/10/22/483684.aspx
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by default i had to enable incoming connections and sql browser on sql express station
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