If you’re receiving the error “SQL Server does not exist or access denied” when trying to add an MSSQL database to your domain, follow the steps below:
- First, make sure you have SQL Server installed on the server.
*Note: You cannot add databases using MSDE, as it is a single instance cut-down version and does not provide this functionality. You need the *full* version of SQL Server in order to add databases. Either SQL Workgroup, or SQL Standard or Enterprise edition.
- Now, make sure that the SQL Server service (located at Home > System Settings > Servers > Your Server > SQL Service) has the SA username and correct password. This ensures Helm can connect and create the database.
- Next, check SQL itself. You need a default instance of SQL to be present. This is selectable from the actual installation of SQL Server.
For instance, you may have something like:
but no default instance, which would just be:
Without the default instance, Helm won’t be able to access SQL Server to add databases.
*Note: As of version 3.2.8 of Helm, named instances of MSSQL are now supported.
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