Connection to SQL server fails

Applies to
All ApexSQL products

This article explains what should be done when the application fails to log in showing the "SQL Server does not exists"message

The possible workarounds for this case are as follows:

  1. For SQL Developer and SQL Enteprise servers named as MACHINE_NAMEMSSQLSERVER
    • Remove the "MSSQLSERVER" suffix from the instance name
    • If the previously mentioned method isn’t possible: Create aliases for the desired servers and content through them
  2. For SQL Express servers please put "SQLEXPRESS" at the end of server name

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Last updated
July 29, 2012