Wednesday, July 02, 2008

SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified or Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL S

The problem was that the remote connection needed to utilize Named Pipes, but in order to utilize Named Pipes both the machine hosting the instance of SQL and the my local machine must have the alias:

With Supports instruction I went to SQL Server configuration Manager, expanded SQL Native Client Configuration and right clicked Aliases and created the alias on the machine and did the same for my personal machine and what do you know, it worked.
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