I just installed MS SQL Server 2014 a couple days ago and it was working fine until today. I attempted to connect using the Object Viewer and I got the error message
Cannot Connect to MyserverName.
Additional Information: A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the pre-login handshake.(provider: Shared Memory Provider, error: 0 - Mo process is on the other end of the pipe.) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 233)
The consensus seems to be that the issue is caused either by Named Pipes being disabled in my SQL Server Configuration Manager or that Named Pipes come before TCP/IP in the protocol order. I have made sure that my protocol order is appropriate. I have it set to Shared Memory first, TCP/IP Second and lastly Named Pipes. Another source said that my port might be blocked but I already have a working rule on my firewall to allow access to the default port which is 1433 in my case.
Another source said that I need to click the Allow Remote Connections under server properties in SQL Serer Server Manager but every time I right-click and click properties the program crashes...