Showing posts from April, 2009

Error in sharepoint best practices analyzer

I was getting this error when i tried to run sharepoint best practices analyzer in our sharepoint Farm.

An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When conne
cting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the
default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named
Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)
Completed Collecting Data phase.
Starting Postprocessing Rules phase.
Completed Postprocessing Rules phase.

The Webfarm was configured with SQLServer 2005 with a default instance, everything was fine until i decided to run the sbp in LIVE . It was working fine in my Dev machines and in other enviorments except LIVE, there it throws this stupid error.

Google search, tried all my might to make it work but nothing happend and got no much help from net. There were couple of guys saying they created the database alias and got it fixed but nothing was solid.

Spend 2 days on it and finally got …

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