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NewSPConfigurationDatabase Still does not connect to database

Posted on 2011-03-08
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I have this same problem - and already did the "accepted solution" (enabled shared pipes and actually turned Windows Firewall off temporarily), but did not fix.  I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 as MSSQLSERVER on the same development computer in a workgroup (not a domain).  For this, I will use "computername" as the computer name.  I have tried as a database server:

MSSQLSERVER
localhost\MSSQLSERVER
computername
computername\MSSQLSERVER
localhost
(local)

None of these work.
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by:idmedellin
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Aparently you use the computer name as the name of a instance. If it, you should use computername\computername.

You may verify in the service console of the server, looking form mssqlserver\servername
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by:MAGLOCLEN
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Thanks, but that didn't work either.
So, now, I can add the following to my failed attempts:

computername\computername
.\mssqlserver
.

I have some MSDN tickets to use and will call Microsoft support.
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I just retried simply using computername as the database server name, and it worked.  It's possible that I hadn't yet fixed the named pipes or firewall problem when I first tried it.
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by:MAGLOCLEN
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The question on which this question is based simply had a name as the server without saying that that was the computername.  Now I have clarified that it is simply the computername.
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