- You sign on to Windows as a user who is not a member of SQL Server Administrators.
- The SQL Server service is stopped.
The following error has occurred:
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) Click 'Retry' to retry the failed action, or click 'Cancel' to cancel this action and continue setup.
Article ID: 3174829 - Last Review: Jul 25, 2016 - Revision: 1