Fixes To Resolve "SQL Server Does Not Exist Or Access Denied" Error Message
Frequently getting this “SQL Server does not exist or access denied” error? Looking for some instant fixes to resolve this error code? Well not to worry as there are certain fixes that help you in overwhelming this issue.
"SQL Server does not exist or access denied" is a generic error Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) message which indicates that the system running Microsoft SQL Server can’t be contacted.
Well the following error message appears during creation in the Administration and Monitoring Console:
" [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).] SQL Server does not exist or access denied"
The database is not created.
Reason Behind "SQL Server Does Not Exist Or Access Denied" Error
Actually the reason behind this generic message is that when you try to create a database, a request is sent to the SQL server. This SQL server error message appears when the SQL server instance which is the target of your request can’t be found.
Well this generic message has many other potential causes like:
- SQL Server is unavailable or does not exist.
- The specified SQL Server is not found
Note: This"SQL Server does not exist or access denied" error message doesn’t indicate following things:
ImportantThe "SQL Server does not exist or access denied" message does not indicate the following things:
The logon process to SQL Server has failed.
Insufficiency of SQL server permission to process the query.
Can’t use server authentication because only the Windows authentication is allowed.
Solution To Fix SQL Server Connectivity Error:
Method 1: Name Correction
If you are getting this error code then check that if the SQL server’s computer and instance name are correct or not.
Also use the SQL Management Studio to connect to the SQL Server and compare its instance name specified in the Administration and Monitoring Console. If the instance name is 'localhost' in SQL Server, then rename it to <computer_name>\localhost in the Administration and Monitoring Console.
Method 2: Allow Remote Connection
In order to check that whether the remote connection is enabled or disabled:
open SQL Server Management Studio-> Connect to SQL Server where it is installed using SQL Server Management Studio ->Go to SQL Server instance property and check Allow remote connection to this server.
Hopefully, you must have got the idea on how to fix this issue of “SQL Server does not exist or access denied” error.