So I found this question and believe this is related. SQL Server Management studio slow connection or timeout when using Windows Authentication
If I extend my timeout to 30 seconds I get SSMS connected but everything is terribly slow! The application is extremely slow/timing out when debugging.
They mention adding an entry to the hosts file to bypass DNS lookup. This is a local dev db running on my machine. What would I add to the hosts file to eliminate these DNS issues??? Servername = "ROG-DREAM-MACHI\SQLDEV".
I'm a db noob. Plz help. :(