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  • Question

  • using visual studio 2010 i m not able to connect to sql managment studio2008 R2 databse

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:04 PM

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  • Make sure you are using correct connection string. You can get connection string from following link

    Or post code you have done. 

    Gaurav Khanna | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Community Contributor

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:24 PM
  • Have you been able to connect to it before today?

    Are there error messages, timing out etc ?

    Is SQL-Server process started?

    BTW You are not connecting to Management Studio but an instance of SQL-Server.

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    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:50 PM
  • Please post the code that is having the issue along with the connection string information and the SQL server instance information.

    Michael Taylor

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:11 PM
  • Are you trying to use SSMS, or you trying to use VS to connect to SQL Server?

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:51 PM
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    Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:00 AM