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Not Able to connect SQL Server 2014 . Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

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  • Just downloaded MS SQL Server 2014.

    Learning SQL for the first time and keep getting the below error can someone please see if they can help me with getting this fixed up.

    TITLE: Connect to Server
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    Cannot connect to Kane.
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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: 2)
    For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476
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    The system cannot find the file specified
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    BUTTONS:
    OK
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    Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:52 AM

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