SQL Server Error – A Network related or instance-specific error occurred

There is one SQL Server Error that rarely occurs sometime in your development environment. The highlight of error description would be something like “A Network related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server”. This error appeared usually when you are trying to login to SQL Server instance in SQL Server management studio. Also, the similar exception will be received from the SQL server engine if any of your application trying to connect to SQL Server database.


Usually most of the time if such error occurred, then many of them choose to reboot the computer or laptop. Instead, you would need to stop the “SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)” service which is running and restart the same. On the service is restarted, you will be able to login to your SQL Server database instance and connect to the database.

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