I m trying to get connected to SQL Server remotely from my machine. I've tried all the steps specified in forums and other questionaires, but still i m not able to get connected to the same. I've rectified all the points such connection strings, named pipes, enabling of remote connection etc.
but still i m getting following error. Please help me resolving the same.
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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 25 - Connection string is not valid) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 87)