How can I resolve this issue “Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operating or the server is not responding (Microsoft SQL server)?” (See the screenshot).
A user has Microsoft SQL server 2005 Server Configuration Manager and is trying to run a SQL query using Windows authentication.
He always receives this error message and is not able to query the SQL server (MSSQL).
I have noticed that the screen where the user enters his domain name\username does not allow him to enter his Window password.
The user’s OS is Windows 7 64 bit.
The SQL server is installed on Windows Server 2003 R2 64 bit.
Could this issue be caused by a DNS or other name resolution problem on the internal Server 2003 R2 Active Directory network?
What needs to be done to fix this issue so that the user can logon to and query the SQL database?