The ranting of an IT Professional

Oct 10 2008   3:51PM GMT

Unable to log into SQL

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer


Here is the error

“An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)”

The soltuon? SQLServeragent service wasn’t running. Not a difficult problem in the scheme of things but is it too much to ask of software vendors to program in error messages that actually point you in the right direction?

How hard would it be to provide an error message like “The SQLserver agent service currently is running. Please go into the services MMC in order to enable it”.  Would that make people’s lives to simple?

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