I'm trying to connect Management Studio to the SharePoint database.
I have gone to the server and given the MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE database an alias of SharePoint using TCP/IP protocol and port 1433 through SQL Server Configuration Manager and through SQL Server Surface Area Configuration I have configured it to use TCP/IP remote connections only.
When I browse for network servers through Management Studio however, the database only shows up as "Server\MICROSOFT##SSEE" (i.e. not the alias name) and when I try to connect to it I get an error that reads:
"A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 28 - Server doesn't support requested protocol) (Microsoft SQL Server)