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SQL Server troubles

This post is part of a series about my experiences building a PHP app for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 for the European WinPHP Challenge 2009 which is sponsored by iBuildings, Microsoft and Leaseweb.

I’m now at the stage where I’m writing code and came across an error:

Message: 2 [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]
    Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [2]. 

That seemed a little odd, so I fired up the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and logged in with the credentials that I’m using in the web app. It let me log in, so I went to click on the Databases item in the Object Explorer and got this message:


Any ideas? All I’ve found when googling is suggestions to reinstall…

2 thoughts on “SQL Server troubles

  1. Gargoyle,

    Yeah – I finally worked that out late last night and fixed the web app issue. Still got the SQL Server Management Studio problem though.


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