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just installed Express on Windows7, SSMS does not see the database engine

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 

Installed MSSQL Express 2008 R2 64-bit on my Toshiba Satellite netbook running Windows 7 (Home).

During the installation I named the local instance 'SQLEXPRESS_XXX' the XXX is a placeholder for my initials, which I don't want to say on the forum. 

I checked the config manager and it sees the services for the named instance and corresponding SQL Server Agent service, both are stopped.  I noticed both TCP/IP and named pipes were disabled, I enabled named pipes.

But when I start SSMS there is no database engine shown, when I type the instance name it can't connect.  I tried registering it, started it from the config mgr, and it could not connect using window auth.

Not sure how to fix this issue, when I have installed earlier version couple years ago (MSDE) as soon as I brought up SSMS the first time the local instance appeared in the list.

--Skye




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