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I have created SQL server alias for a SQl 2005 named instance using SQL server configurations manager. But I cannot connect to it using the alias name.

Any advice?

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Make sure that the SQL Browser service is running on your server. This service resolves SQL aliases to the hostname/port combinations needed to make a connection.

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thanks it works now. – manjotk Aug 27 '09 at 1:37

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