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[Troubleshooting] Unable to add/update/export MS SQL database server or create database on Plesk: Test connection to the database server has failed because of network problems

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    Pieter van Kampen

    I got this error while following the instructions for MYSERVER:

    Hostname or IP Address: .\MYSERVER

    As my SQL Server instance was installed as the default instance, MYSERVER was displayed in step 3 in SSMS.

    So I needed to change the Hostname to ".\" as that means, the local server, using the default instance. Then the connection was made.

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    Anna Morozyuk

    Hi @Pieter van Kampen,

    Thanks for sharing this solution - other users may find it helpful!

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