SQL Express remote connections

SQL Express remote connections

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Networking protocols are disabled by default in SQL Server Express. The error message you will get when trying to connect from SQL Native Client will look like this

 

“An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server when connecting to SQL server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under default settings SQL server does not allow remote connection. ( provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - could not open a connection to SQL server. )”

 

The solution to this is to enable remove connectivity on SQL Express; see the following link for info on how to do this.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlexpress/archive/2005/05/05/415084.aspx

 

Brad Sarsfield

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    "TITLE: Connect to Server

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    Cannot connect to NTV\SQLEXPRESS.

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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    HELP ME !

  • This error was most frequently hitted by our customers, and in this post, give a brief summary of troubleshooting

  • An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 53)

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    This following erroer is genereted, when i open sql server 2005 express

  • Hi, Samir

       Please take a look at following blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2007/03/31/named-pipes-provider-error-40-could-not-open-a-connection-to-sql-server.aspx

    Good Luck!

    Ming.

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  • Hi

    When I try to connect database of sql server which i made in vs 2005 i got error massage

    "An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)"

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       Please check out follwing two blogs w.r.t the error message you came across:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2007/05/16/named-pipes-provider-error-40-could-not-open-a-connection-to-sql-server-microsoft-sql-server-error-xxx.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2007/03/31/named-pipes-provider-error-40-could-not-open-a-connection-to-sql-server.aspx

    Good Luck!

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