not working after install (i think)

Hi,

I am having troubles creating a new Server 2008 R2 SQL Server, I built a 2008 r2 server, then installed SQL server 2008 R2, selected all the defaults, changed the service accounts to a local account I created.

However when I try to connect to the Database Engine from the Management Studio, I get the attached error. I have checked all the services are running.

Anyone got anyidea? or should I just delete the server and start again?
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Carpe--DiemAsked:
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Please post the error message generated.
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Carpe--DiemAuthor Commented:
sorry. forgot to attach. Here it is now.

error message
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
The TCP/IP network protocol is not active by default.  To activate it open the SQL Server Configuration Manager (Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 > Configuration Tools).  Select the Protocols for MSSQLSERVER item (located under SQL Server Network Configuration) in the tree pane and enable TCP/IP.

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Check out this article for a lot more detail on what I explained: Connect to your SQL Server
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
The error message indicates one possible reason.  Is SQL Server configured to allow remote connections?
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Carpe--DiemAuthor Commented:
sorry for the delay been working abroad, only got back to my desk yesterday. Its always the simple things.
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