I am trying to set up SQL Server 2008 R2 on my local machine for development. I set it up as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio. When I open studio to connect to the database engine, I get this error (MONSTER is the name of my local machine):
TITLE: Connect to Server
Cannot connect to MONSTER.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)
Here are the params I have
Server type: database engine Server name: MONSTER Authentication: Windows Authentication
Can you help?