I am running 64 Bit SQL Server 2008 and when I am trying to access that instance from 32 Bit SQL Server Management Studio on another machine, I am getting the error :
"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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: -1)"
I have ensured the following:
a. There are no firewall issues (as it is within our LAN and the required ports are open)
b. SQL Browser service is already running on both the machines
c. TCP/IP and Named pipes protocols have already been enabled on the server machine.
d. There are no network issues as I am able to ping the server machine
Am I missing anything else? Thanks in advance for guidance.