Chapter 11 - Can't connect to database
page 356, #4 - When I double click to open the database, I get the 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: Shared Memory Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)
How do I check if I have SQL Server 2005 Express edition installed properly on my computer, as described in Chapter 1, page 3?
How can I connect to the server from Management Studio Express?
The book has been great up to this point, but I have been stuck on this page for many hours. I was looking forward to learning the database stuff. By the way, the teaching format of the book is the best - it's like you really want the readers to learn it, rather than just read it.