I installed SQL server 2005 on a win2003 server box.
When I open the Connect to Server dialog box, I choose server type: Database Engine. There is no Servername listed, so I put in the name of the PC.
I get a long error message when I try to connect:
Cannot connect to PCName....
...error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)...
When I try to go into the Surface area Configuration, I get this message:
"No sql server 2005 components were found on the specified computer. Either no components are installed, or you are not an administrator on this computer. (SQLSAC)"
I am logged in as Administrator in the PC, so did I do something seriously wrong with the installation?
In the services window, I can not fine MSSQLserver (not sure if this is relevant).