The Microsoft SQL Server database used cannot be found.
Possible Causes and Recommended Fixes
- SQL Server service may not be running (usually MSSqlServer)
- Verify the SQL Server service is running on the DB server. If it isn't running, attempt to start the service and retry the operation.
- SQL Server not accessible due to firewall restriction
- If using Named Pipes for communication, verify that File and Printer sharing is enabled on the Microsoft SQL Server. (If you can get to the ADMIN$ share on the server then File and Printer sharing is enabled)
- If using TCP/IP verify that the necessary SQL Port is enabled. The default port is TCP 1433.
- If your network policy allows local inbound port exceptions you can run the following command on your SQL Server.
netsh firewall set portopening TCP 1433 "SQLServer"
- See this Microsoft KB article for more information on enabling SQL Server through a Windows Firewall
- Specified server does not have Microsoft SQL Server installed.
- Verify that you have the correct server defined
- Verify that Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012 is installed.
Retry the process or submit the error to Admin Arsenal support.