I'm building a new XenApp 6.5 Farm, which requires SQL 2008 R2 Express(which I've installed on a machine called vCitrixServices). I installed XenApp on vCitrix1 and started to creating a new farm, but I get this error trying to connect to our database.
DB server : vCitrixServices
I can connect using MS SQL Management Studio on the DB server using just the server name. (The SQL Server Service says the instance is called MSSQLSERVER)
I tried on my machine with Navicat Premium, and I get this error.
Things I tried that didn't work :
All the services are enabled (SQL Server/SQL Server Browser and Client Protocols[ TCP/IP, Named Pipes, VIA])
Remote connection were enabled.
Added rules to windows firewall on vCitrixServices(and even turned it off altogether)
checked all network connection from vCitrix1 and my machine, no problems there.
Ran cliconfg.exe, and Named Pipes & TCP/IP are both enabled with priority to Named Pipes
Named Pipes had a default pipe of "sql\query" Couldn't find if that was a problem or not.
Client Tools & DB Engine were installed. (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/360141/how-to-connect-to-local-instance-of-sql-server-2008-express)
I've done a few more things, but don't remember them all... I'll update the question with the results of any new test.