troubleshooting Question

Cannot connect to MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Win2008 Server R2 using MS SQLMS

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Dear all
From my laptop I am unable to connect to the network SQL server  ( MS SQL 2008 R2, Win2008 R2 Server) using MS SQL Mgt Studio. It gives me following error.

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

However I am able to access my web application on the server which accesses the database on that server.

Please assist.
Jaime Olivares
Software Architect
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