I'm trying to connect to SQL Server 2008 and I get the following message:
Cannot connect to .\SqlExpress.
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) For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=-1&LinkId=20476
I tried to use:
./SQLEXPRESS (local)\SQLEXPRESS Jimmy-HP\SQLEXPRESS
I got the same errors.