troubleshooting Question

Cannot connect to SQL Server

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Ian BellFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
DatabasesMicrosoft SQL ServerSQL
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Hi,
I have installed SQL Server Express 2017 about 4 months ago and now trying to use it for the first time.
I am unable to log onto the server getting the following message.
"A network-related or instance specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server.
the server was not found or was not accessible............................."
Is it possible to login via an IP address ? if so which IP address ?Many thanks
Ian.
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