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March 5, 2009  10:59 AM

Steps to Troubleshoot Connections to your SQL Server

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Connection Issues, Forums, Tech support

People ask all the time why they can't connect to their SQL Server. Here are some thoubleshooting steps that they should take in order to find out what the problem is. Please keep in mind that without knowledge of your specific problem I can only point you towards the right direction.

January 15, 2009  11:00 AM

Reading the Error Messages is key

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Error Message, Tech support

I have a gripe that I need to air. I can't stress this enough.  Actually reading the error messages when there is a problem is key to solving the problems. Most of the time (I admit, not all the time) SQL Server will give you some very useful information about what to do next.

January 24, 2008  8:00 AM

Best way to get assistance on the messages boards.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Assistance, Support, Tech support

There are literally thousands of different message boards on the Internet where you can find technical information from fellow IT professionals.  When asking questions on these boards there are some basic guidelines which most people like to have followed.  They are sometimes informal, but they...


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