My laptop accidentally tripped on the stairs and this was out. When I turned on the laptop normally and wanted to connect to a database sql server 2008, the server can not lift both Microsoft Sql Server Managment Studio as the odbc. With Managment Studio get the following error:”A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while a connection to SQL Server is established. Server not found or was not accessible this. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)”.
asked Jul 25, 2014 at 10:09 PM in Default
It sounds like your SQL Server instance is offline. Go to the Configuration Manager to see if you can restart it from there. If not, go to the Windows error log to see why the startup is failing. You may also see errors in the SQL Server error log which you can access directly through the file system when SQL Server is offline.
answered Jul 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Grant Fritchey ♦♦