1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 12:22 PM by sshields-esristaff

    Cannot Connect to Database Server Failed to connect to Database Server

      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
        • Re: Cannot Connect to Database Server Failed to connect to Database Server
          By running the SQL Server Post-Installer you will have already created a geodatabase (stored in the roads database). So when you connect in ArcCatalog you should make a Database Connection. In the Catalog Tree, open the Database Connections folder & double-click 'Add Database Connection'. In the Database Connection dialog enter in the connection parameters:

          Server - PC-EHSAN
          Instance - 5151
          database name - road
          & username & password.

          Alternately you can make a direct connection using this syntax:
          Server - PC-EHSAN
          Instance - sde:sqlserver:PC-EHSAN
          database name - road

          The Database Servers node in ArcCatalog is specifically for managing Workgroup or Desktop geodatabases (ArcSDE for SQL Server Express licensed through ArcGIS Server Workgroup, or ArcGIS Desktop). You have ArcSDE Enterprise so you'd use the Post-Installer to create geodatabases and make Database Connections to those geodatabases.