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I'm trying to install sap business one on my computer. But I can't seem to connect to the database server which is ms sql. ![enter image description here][1]

I get the notice: unable to connect to the database server name, and that database is started. Here's what I did:

  • Enabled TCP/IP protocol
  • Restarted the service

I already tried every single possibility that I could think of:

  • localhost

The username and password that I'm using is: sa and b1admin. Which I think is the default as I have seen from the Sql server management studio:

Note: The image isn't updated. I already have the SBO-COMMON database when I'm trying to connect to it. But I just can't connect. Please help thanks!

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It's not normal for the database to be located on your own computer. Normally this database is on a central server shared by all the employees, and managed by your IT department. You need to ask IT what the name of the server is.

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I get it now, it seems that I haven't enabled the other tcp/ip protocol – user75238 Apr 6 '11 at 14:13

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