I can actually connect via the ip address so network connectivity is fine. I just wish to connect via the name though.
I just type in the server name in the server name box - do i need a fully qualified domain name perhaps (this has just occured to me !) ?
The error i get is :
annot connect to SERVERXXXXX.
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: 53)
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