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When you have problems connecting to the Sql Server database then open the SQL Server Configuration Manager and verify if:

  • SQL Browser service is running

  • TCP/IP is enabled

These screenshots are from MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, but other versions should look similar.


The first thing that can block a connection to SQL Server is a firewall. If you have any firewalls, make sure they are configured to allow connections to SQL Server.

Please check your Firewall Settings

Use a different database

Call Setuptv.exe with --configure-db to make it ask for database details. Then just give a different database name and setuptv.exe will create a new database for you or use the old one depending on your usage.



1 Comment

  1. says:
    Updated with screenshots from MS SQL Server 2008R2 Express
    Posted Apr, 19 2013 19:23