Can't complete FAST configuration because "Database validation failed".
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have a trusted SQL Server 2008 on one box, I've installed SharePoint Server 2010 on another, and I've installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint on yet another.
But when I run the "Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Configuration Wizard" I can't go pass "Database settings".
I'm asked for "Database connection string", and I type "[FQDN_My_SQL]\MSSQLSERVER", which is -- AFAIKS -- the server name and instance name respectively.
(The other fields I leave as they are: Database name "FASTSearchAdminDatabase" and Database port "1433".)
When I click next I get an error message with title "Database validation failed": 'Could not connect to the database. Check the database connection string, the database name and the port number to the database server.' (Note that the database aren't there and is not being created now, but after the guide is completed.)
Of course I've double checked and triple checked everything to the best of my ability (connections, instance name, etc), but I cannot find out why the configuration guide won't accept my database connection string.
Any help much appreciated.