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SQL Compare: Unable to connect to Redgate Client Service

Installed the trial version and eventually bought a 5 user license for SQL Compare. These have been assigned to the users and have been working fine up until today. When opening SQL compare I get the below error.

Unable to connect to the Redgate Client Service. Please ensure that the service is started.

The service is running.

What could be the problem?

Many thanks in advance.



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    Filipe_BastosFilipe_Bastos Posts: 2 New member
    A simple stop and start the service did the trick
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    hittokirihittokiri Posts: 1 New member
    I had this issue and restarting the service worked for me.

    If you don't know how to do this:
    1) Hit your windows button and type in services (if you're not on windows, sorry)
    2) A list of services will pop up in a box; Look for Redgate Client
    3) Right click on Redgate Client and hit either start or stop (followed by start)
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