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I've built and installed a SQL database and client application. It all works well generally, but intermitently (normally first thing each morning), the client application reports an Error 26 - error locating server instance. Each time this is resolved by Restarting the SQL Server Browser on the server. It is as if SQL Server Browser stops running over night.

I have SQL Server Browser startup set to 'Automatic' so I fail to see why it would keep stopping in this way.

Has anyone encountered this issue before, or have any ideas what might be causing it?

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Please , send me screenshot of error? –  vikram jain Oct 11 '12 at 10:46
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Check the event log on the server (both Application and System). There should be a record indicating why the service stopped. –  tobias86 Oct 11 '12 at 10:50
    
Does restarting the client solves this issue? –  dezso Oct 11 '12 at 11:18
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