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  • Cannot Connect to SQL Express 2008 DB

    Hi all,

    I am a bit of a DB novice but I have created a new Database on a SQL Express 2008 and when trying to connect to it from SQL Server Mgmt Studio from another machine I can browse the name of the PC it is on but not the name of the instance. I have a number of other SQL DB's dotted around where I do not have this issue.

    Using SQL Server Mgmt Studio locally I can see the name and the instance.

    I have done the following yet still having no joy:-

    1. Started the SQL Server Browser
    2. Ensured the Shared Memory and TCP/IP Network Configs are enabled under Protocols for SQLEXPRESS
    3. Ensured the Shared Memory, TCP/IP and Named Pipes are enabled under Native Client Protocols
    4. Turned off the Firewall
    5. Disabled AV
    6. Ensured 'Allow Remote Connections to this Server' is ticked.

    Any other ideas?