i am using sql server 2008 from one year. but when i logged in, today, i got following error.
TITLE: Connect to Server
Cannot connect to vaio.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that 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 please explain me how to get out it?
[the database contains many important data. i didn't even kept a back up copy].
That's a general connection error.
Is the SQL Server machine powered on?
Lots to check, just work through simple steps....
answered Jan 14, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Kev Riley ♦♦