Hello all. I installed SQL Server 2005 on Windows 7 together with SP3. I set the surface area configuration to allow TCP/IP and named pipes. When i try to connect the machines running SQL, i fail, i cant access it. Neither can i change any settings in the surface area configuration. I get the 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) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)
Any ideas as to how i can work around this challenge?