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Please Help!!!!! This error is driving me crazy!
"A network-related or instance-specific error occured while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify taht the instance name is correct and that the SQL server is configured to allow remote connections. (Provider: Named pipes provider, Error:40- could not open connection to the SQL Serevr."
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1) What authentication mode are you using?
2) Are you trying to connect to the server remotely?
3) Have you enabled remote access?
4) Is TCP/IP enabled?

You need to provide more info.

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Firewall rules open and correct?

Named instance or default instance?

Static ports or dynamic ports?

SQL Browser Service running?

Can you telnet to the server over the correct port?

Can you connect via IP instead of hostname?

Is the hostname spelt correctly?

Do you need to use the FQDN instead of just the hostname?



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server type: Database engine
authentication: windows Authentication.
yes remotely.
Im very fresh with SQL and struggling from time to time.
Im trying to create a report in BIDS and thats the type of error im fighting with, i thought Im doing everything like i should.
The problem must be somewhere deaper....
Can you please help me, ill follow any instructions.
Regards,
Mel.
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Is TCP/IP enabled? Check this in sql server configuration manager.

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TCP/IP enabled
The remote procedure call failed [0x800706be].
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im using SQL Server express advanced eddition by the way.
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I assume you also checked that sql server is configured to allow remote connections?

Are you trying to connect to a named instance or is it just a default instance?

Are you just putting the server name or are you using FQDN?

Also, have you created a login on the sql server?

Even with all this it could be a firewall issue on the machine that's hosting sql server!

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You may have to create an inbound firewall rule but check the above first.

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thank you I have found the problem.
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