Can’t Connect to MS SQL Server

MS SQL Server Won’t Connect

This is just a quick and simple troubleshooting post about MS SQL Servers. There are quite a few issues that can arise when using these servers, but one of the most common that I’ve found is that a user cannot connect to the SQL Server. Especially after a fresh installation. This can be very confusing and frustrating. Your installation went well and without a hitch, but when you try to connect to it, you get an error with the following in the message: