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Solar Winds can't see SQL Server Express

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I'm trying to install an evaluation instance of Solar Winds to monitor my network.  I put SQL Server Express on a separate machine, in the same domain as the Solar Winds machine.  I installed SQL Server Express with the Basic installation, using all the defaults.

But now when I'm trying to configure Solar Winds, it can't see my SQL Server instance.  What am I missing?

Both machines are on the same subnet and belong to the same domain.  DNS is working.

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