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SQL Server 2012 and Win 8: No server found RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just installed Win 8 preview in a new partition and added SQL Server 2012 Express.

    There is no server name to connect to and looking for a remote server finds nothing

    I'm running SQLServer 2008R2 on the main system and have no problem running that in Win 7

    Any suggestions?

    I have no problem removing the express and reloading SQL 2008R2 or SQLexpress 2008 if that will solve the problem

    I checked all the boxes in the install and did a repair

    Thanks

    Bob

    Monday, March 5, 2012 4:47 AM

Answers

  • Sorry guys.. found the problem ..I needed to download the advanced version SQLExPRADV_x86_enu.exe.

    That install worked dandy.

    Thanks

    Bob

    • Marked as answer by BactBob Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:18 AM

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  • There is no server name to connect to and looking for a remote server finds nothing

    What are you using to connect to SQL Server 2012 Express?

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    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:39 AM
  • Just installed Win 8 preview in a new partition and added SQL Server 2012 Express.

    There is no server name to connect to and looking for a remote server finds nothing

    I'm running SQLServer 2008R2 on the main system and have no problem running that in Win 7

    Any suggestions?

    Hi Bob,

    If I understand correctly, you want to use SQL Server 2012 Express to connect to local DB and remote server but find nothing. Please enable TCP/IP protocol and use IP address to test the connection.
    There are detailed steps listed in the below article for trouble shooting this remote connection issue.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2102.how-to-troubleshoot-connecting-to-the-sql-server-database-engine.aspx


    Best Regards,
    Peja

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    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 3:40 AM
  • Sorry guys.. found the problem ..I needed to download the advanced version SQLExPRADV_x86_enu.exe.

    That install worked dandy.

    Thanks

    Bob

    • Marked as answer by BactBob Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:18 AM