I have a laptop with SQL Server 2008 installed locally. I can only connect to the server by specifying the instance name (this is true of connection attempts using SSMS, datasources in SSRS, etc.)
It would greatly simplify things if I could connect using (local) instead of the instance name.
When I try using (local), it tells me the “server was not found or is inaccessible”.
Can anyone please tell me what I should do to configure this?
Thanks in advance for your help.