installation issue

Hi all, i installed SQL Server management Studio 2005 of express edition in a server when i am trying to connect to server after installation i am getting the error < can not connect to server Additional Information:a network related or instance specific error occured while establishing a connection to sql server .the server was not found or not accesible.verify that the instance name is correct and the 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:2) > can any one suggest how to connect to instance.
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asked Aug 08, 2011 at 06:33 AM in Default

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Named Pipes? Take a look at the server configuration. make sure that the TCP/IP protocol is enabled. it's unlikely that most systems these days are running named pipes such that you can make that type of connection. Just about everyone runs TCPIP though.
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answered Aug 08, 2011 at 06:44 AM

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+1 After installation of SQL Server Express, only Named Pipes and Shared Memory are enabled. To be able to connect from remote computers you have to explicitly enable TCP/IP connection in the SQL Server Configuration as @Grant Fritchey wrote.

Also make sure, you have a firewall ports open after you enable the TCP/IP.
Aug 08, 2011 at 06:55 AM Pavel Pawlowski
Thank yoy very much. you have given me right path to resolve the error. Thanks a lot really your answer saved me when i had enabled TCP/IP it started the instance.
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