Just installed a single instance of SQL Server 2012. The instance name is called Example and the server is called WIN2K8R2. It's on a virtual machine and I am RDP'd into it. I'm trying to login with SQL Server Management Studio.
When trying to login, I get this error.
A network-related or instance-specific error occured while establishing a connection to the SQL server.
All SQL Server Services are 'running'. It's a clean build of Win2k8 R2.
Server Type: Database Engine Server Name: WIN2k8R2\Example Auth: Windows Auth
1) Deleted VM. 2) Spun up a new VM. 3) Installed SQL Server 2012
Able to login to the database from RDP.