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Last post Nov 28, 2012 08:57 AM by connersz
Nov 27, 2012 08:03 PM|LINK
I have been unable to do any work for days because of this. I have SQL 2012 express installed and VS2012 ultimate. I created a DB in management studio but in VS i added the server but cannot attach the DB.
I select the server name ok then when i click on database name it says "loading database names" and then soon after it errors with a network-related instance-specific error occured while establishing a connection"
I really need some help on this otherwise im going to be in trouble because i have no other options. I am even unable to create a database in VS2012.
Nov 27, 2012 08:12 PM|LINK
I had the same problem. I had to uninstall and reinstall SQL2012. You need to retart the DBengine, which I was unble to do thats why I unistalled and reinstalled, and magically it started working.
Nov 28, 2012 08:57 AM|LINK
Ok i managed to fix this in the end. It was the instance name \SQLEXPRESS missing from the server name.
I was surprised as i'm pretty sure this is one of the first things i tried but its working now anyway.