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Default Same error 26 using book beginning visual basic 2012, ch.15

I started chapter 15 in Beginning Visual Basic 2012 and followed all the directions for downloading SQL Server 2012 Express... even installed a named instance of SQLEXPRESS & pubs database. When i started the first TRY IT OUT: Creating Tables and try to connect to server in SQL Server Management Studio using either (local)\SQLEXPRESS or my computer name: Student-LT\SQLEXPRESS as server name, along with SQL Server Authentication as Authentication, Login as sa, and password as wrox.... i get error 26 each time. i even tried what the textbook recommended (localhost, (local), a period, the IP address or computer name). None of this worked. i tried switching the authentication to windows auth, still did not work. I decided to look into this forum and found a similar question, but its for a different textbook. the server name you recommended it (localdb)\v11.0 and windows auth. This allows me to connect, but i'm not sure if that is what i should use for this chapter. Please help.
Old June 9th, 2016, 03:07 PM
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Hi there,

Maybe you didn't install SQL Server Express on your machine? Does your book come with instructions on installing it?

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That is what I downloaded. If you look at my original post, after the url link I put the name of the file in parenthesis, so that people could see what I was downloading. I also tried loging in with (localdb)\v11.0 and that is when I got the error message I posted in my title thread.

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