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Connect SQL Server Standard Edition to local machine

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I wish to connect the sql server 2008 SSMS to my local machine itself. I am using the full paid version and not the express one.
it is giving me error all the time. Like the one attached below.
Kindly  let me know how to connect to local.
1. I tried even chooosing (local) in teh server name dropdown.
2. I tried putting my computer name in teh server name and tried to connect.
Pls help
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