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Cannot Connect to Database Server Failed to connect to Database Server

Question asked by geonetadmin on Aug 16, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 by sshields-esristaff
Original User: ehsan1980

i installed ArcSDE 10 Enterprise and sql server express 2008 R2 on my laptop.i have installed ArcSDE post installation and after installing successfully , i got details shown below

Service - esri_sde
port no. 5151/tcp
sde username - sa
sde password - 1026
database name - road
instance name :  PC-EHSAN
Servername:  PC-EHSAN

i want to make a ArcSDE geodatabase but when i want to "add database server" , i encounter with below error :

"Cannot Connect to Database Server Failed to connect to Database Server "

so i checked and enabled the following issues:

SQL Server instance is allowed remote connections.
SQL Server Browser Service is enabled.
TCP/IP in SQL Server Configuration Manager is enabled.
ArcSDE service (esri_sde) is enabled.
firewall is configured to allow sql server access (with 1433 tcp port).

But still i encounter with mentioned error...what should i do ? please help me...
i saw in esri website that  " the Windows domain account should be added into the SQL Server instance" .i do not know how can i do it ?and also is it necessary?because i installed all the software on my laptop...

please help