VS 2012 failed to find LocalDB instance (localdb)\v11.0 RRS feed

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  • User1817710730 posted

    I have just installed SQL Server 2012 Express (instance ID SQLEXPRESS) + Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web (VS2012):

    1. in SQL Server 2012 Management Studio, it is OK to connect to this database engine by server name .\SQLEXPRESS or instance (localdb)\v11.0
    2. although VS2012 can connect to server name .\SQLEXPRESS, it cannot locate instance (localdb)\v11.0
    3. but VS2012 can connect to its instance pipe name instead, such as np:\\.\pipe\LOCALDB#CEEBB35C\tsql\query 

    Does anyone know how to make VS2012 connect to instance (localdb)\v11.0?

    Sunday, November 3, 2013 9:53 PM