I have written a .NET app that kicks off an unattended install of SQL Server Express Advanced. After the install, the same app tries to connect to SQL Express adn run a script that creates a database plus a few other things.
However, the problem I am having is that my app cannot connect. I get the error:
"An error has occurrred while establishing a connection to the server. This failure may be casued by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections."
However, the unattended install goes great. No problems there. I know this because I can Open SSMS, run queries, created DB's, etc. I also know that it is not the remote connections issue because the unattended install is set to allow remote connections (both names pipes and TCP/IP).
So, why can't i connect I don't need to reboot after the install do I Please tell me i don't...and please tell me it is something simple I am overlooking.