When I installed
SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe I am not able to connect to my server. The server name is not visible in either image.
Is there any issue in my installation?
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First install SQL server 2012 or 2008 R2 on your machine.
Then go to SQL Server Configuration manager and make sure SQL Server Service is running.
Then user your servername to connect your SQL server in SSMS.
to connect to local server and default instance just use any of these
If you are trying to connect to a named instance on your local machine just use any of the above followed by
If you want to connect to the default instance you just use the machine name, if you are trying to connect to a Named Instance then you have to use the machine name and the Instance Name.