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Fix: A Network-Related or Instance-Specific Error SQL

Fix: A Network-Related or Instance-Specific Error SQL
You may receive the following error when trying to establish an SQL connection to a Microsoft SQL server

 

Connect to Server

Cannot connect to..

Additional Information:

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)

The system cannot find the file specified.

 

Solution:

Ensure you have started Microsoft SQL Server Service on the Server

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Tuesday, 09 August 2022