Server Problem where there was none before: Cannot connect
My trial license expired on my workstation copy of SQL Backup 7, and ever since then - one of my PROD servers is Red X'd out of my list, and give the following error in a dialog box:
A problem was encountered whilst communicating with the server.
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 - Count not open a connection to SQL Server)
Now - I have done the following:
- Verified through Surface Area Configuration that both local and remote connections are being allowed via TCP/IP and named pipes.
- Checked to make sure the service was running (the server shows up find in it's licensed copy on the server itself, just not from my workstation console).
- Made sure the credentials being used to access said server had not changed and were still being used.
Any and all ideas to get this working again would be appreciated.