connect to SQL express

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-27

I have SQL 2008 Management Studio on my PC which I use it to connect to the local server that has SQL 2008 STD installed on it.

I install SQL 2008 Express on my laptop, I am trying to connect to laptop via my pc, but it does not work.

I have enabled SQL Browser and TCP/IP and Named Pipes

any ideas?  thx
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    please read this article to start troubleshooting sql server connections:

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