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Can't log in to default instance

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  • Hi there,

    After a new installation of SQL server 2008 R2, when I open SQL server Management Studio, I can only log into to localhost but  I can't login to localhot\sqlexpress.  I get the error message below.

    When I installed the SQL i specified default instance and SQL server authentication.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    TITLE: Connect to Server
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    Cannot connect to MSSQLSERVER.

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    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: 53)

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:16 PM

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