Last post Mar 14, 2013 04:20 PM by markfitzme
Mar 10, 2013 10:25 AM|robbiethetutor|LINK
I installed VWD 2010 from a CD in the back of a Sams ASP.Net 4 IT book and it installed fine.
I then went onto MS's website to download the latest updates and without realising it began installing the version off the website, which I think is newer. Not having the time to complete the install I clicked on the cancel button and my laptop froze, prompting
me to push the on/off button to shutdown my PC.
After I re-installed the MS web version I then tried to connect to MS's ASP.Net Configuration website tool on the website I was developing to set up my website's memberships however it showed an error message of "unable to connect to SQL Server database".
When I then tried to connect to the database from within VWD I got the message "A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to a 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 specific".
I looked in my installed programs list in Control Panel but could see no SQL database there.
I've uninstalled that version of VWD and re-installed it instead from the book's CD but still get the same problem and error messages.
I have now installed the version on the CD onto my desktop PC and as an interim measure, my daughter's laptop, and they connect to the database fine and thre are no problems.
How can I correct this problem of installing on my own laptop since I really need to be able to demonstrate my website as part of my degree final year project?
Would I need to uninstall the current installation and delete any residual files that have somehow only partially installed?
Mar 10, 2013 10:38 AM|oned_gk|LINK
Mar 10, 2013 11:55 AM|robbiethetutor|LINK
What should I be looking for?
If I am correct and SQL Server is not installed, do you have any suggestions on what I should do to install it?
Mar 14, 2013 04:20 PM|markfitzme|LINK
Just go to http://forums.asp.net/post/set/17/1888550/5326996 to download the regular version of SQL Server Express. This one may be better though as it comes with the management tools: