what am I doing wrong? I tried EVERYTHING to create a connection to the SQL Server 2014 Express on my development machine running under Windows 10 and I keep getting th 26 remote connection instance error
- SQL Server EXPRESS and SQL Server Browser are started automatically
in the configuration manager TCP/IP is enabled - and port 1433 set
Firewall rule for TCP/IP 1433 and UDP 1434 added
I created a blank test.udl, clicked it and entered my SQL Server credentials - tested and it worked
Visual Studio connection string works, too
I downloaded PortQry and ran with -local - TCP/IP 1433 is LISTENING
why can't I connect?