I thought to start learning Windows Azure. I installed Azure SDK and created a
project by choosing Windows Azure project template from cloud tab and creating a
just put a label on aspx file and when I tried to run the project I got
the following error.
I switched to Output Window, I got the Error message Windows Azure
Tools: Failed to initialize Windows Azure storage emulator. Unable to start
Development Storage. Failed to start Development Storage: the SQL Server
instance 'localhost\SQLExpress' could not be found. Please configure the SQL
Server instance for Development Storage using the 'DSInit' utility in the
Windows Azure SDK.
to resolve this, Open command prompt in Administrator mode
Directory to C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsAzureSDK\v1.3\Bin\DevStore
type the command C:\Program Files\Windows azure SDK\v1.3\bin\devstore
DSINIT /SQLINSTANCE:SQLTest /Forcecreate
There are only a couple of
points to notice in executing the preceding command:SQLTEST:
the name of the SQL Server instance. Make sure you are giving the name of a SQL
Server instance name here rather than your PC name.
If you are not
providing a valid SQL Server instance name then you may get the
successful execution of the command, you will get a Dialog box such as shown
below for the success message.