I've setup the instance SQLEXPRESS via SQL Server 2008 R2 installation, added a security login with all server roles, one called 'sqluser'.
The server authentication is SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode. However, when i specify the -S property, login fails.
There is no firewall enabled and SQL server even accepts connections from remote hosts.
C:\Users\user>sqlcmd -U sqluser -P qwerty -Q "Select * FROM testdb.dbo.testtable"
integer ------- 1 2 3 4 (4 rows affected)
However when specifying 'localhost' the query fails... Question is Why?
C:\Users\user>sqlcmd -S localhost/sqlexpress -U cpt -P 1234 -Q "Select * FROM cpt.dbo.testme"
HResult 0x43, Level 16, State 1 Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server . Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0 : A network-related or in stance-specific error ..... Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0 : Login timeout expired.
Changing 'localhost' with '%COMPUTERNAME' is same result if someone would be wondering. The server is running as a LocalSystem instance.