Cannot Open the Server from SSMS RRS feed

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  • Good Morning,

    I am following the below link to migrate TFS from one server to a different server on the same domain.


    On the new VM i installed SSMS from the following link and restarted the machine


    After Installing when i opened SSMS and entered the ServerName i am getting the below error. Where did i miss?

    Please need help

    TITLE: Connect to Server

    Cannot connect to sql_vtfs


    A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to 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: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

    For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476


    The system cannot find the file specified



    Monday, November 25, 2019 3:10 PM


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