I have installed SQL Server 3 times and made copies of the screens, written down every keystroke and kept records of my responses. After it is installed I can access it through ODBC with Microsoft Access but I cannot log into SQL Server with any combination of user ID's and passwords. I've both tried Windows Authentication and mixed. I am of the opinion tha I will never get there from here since the concept seems to escape me.
When I try to log in I get: (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 25 - Connection string is not valid) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 87)
Is I have included 3 pics. I want to know if it is possible to tell me what to put in the first pic and the second pic and then what to put in the 3rd pic in order to get linked in. I have no desire to be a SQL Server expert but I do need to be able to work with it and to do that I need to be able to log in.