How to set up SQL Server for remote client access

The attached .pdf file is a short guide on how to adjust your computer settings to enable TCP/IP and allow remote connections.

This guide will provide steps for resolving the following error:

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

  • Allow remote connections to this server

  • Protocols for MSSQLServer

  • The Firewall