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Cannot find database after uploading to server

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


Firstly, here is the software I am using locally (which runs my program perfectly):

  • vista home premium sp2
  • vs2008 sp1
  • sql server 2008 enterprise edition sp1
  • iis 7

The server is using:

  • sql server 2008 enterprise edition rtm
  • iis 6

I encountered a problem days ago that I have so far been unable to fix. The project runs an asp.net web app perfectly locally.  However when I uploaded the solution and the database to the server, it will not connect to the database.  I get the following error:

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: Shared Memory Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

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