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Re: Cannot Connect

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:52:26 -0700 (PDT), Ascerbus wrote:
>I am an Access programmer, and I am trying to expand my knowledge by
using SQL Server. I have installed SQL Server 2005 on my Win XP
laptop. For some reason I am unable to connect to the server. When I
try to open management studio I select database engine from the first
combo box, select the server name from the second combo box and use
Windows Authentication. I had created some test databases on the
server a few months ago. When I select options and go to the
connection properties tab, I am able to browse the server and select a
specific database to connect to. Upon hitting connect, I do not
receive an error and task manager shows the management studio running
fine. It looks like it is trying to connect, but nothing actually
Hi Ascerbus,

What makes you think that it's trying to connect. Do you get any error
messages? Is the connect dialog box still visible, or does it disappear?

What panes exactly are in view after you have clicked the connect
button, and what is in these panes?

Hugo Kornelis, SQL Server MVP
My SQL Server blog: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/hugo_kornelis
Sep 3 '08 #1
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