Im quite new to SQL Express 2012, but have just installed it on my server 2008 r2. Im trying to install a CMS called joomla, which I' ve done many times before both on SQL community server and hosted solutions.
I can connect to sql server management studio, using windows authetication and SQL authentication with created users. BUT during Joomla installation it cannot connect to my database using the user I created?
My sqlexpress service is running, and I've restarted the service and computer....
What I've tried:
disabling windows 2008 r2 firewall
opening port 1433
enabeling all named pipes,shared memory and tcp/ip in configuration manager