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Wednesday, December 26

Remote connection to SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

When you try to connect to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition from a remote computer, you may receive an error message.

An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 1326)

SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition comes with network connections disabled. Use the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration tool to enable remote connections to the SQL Server.



More information in knwowledge base article 914277.

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