CAN'T OPEN INSTANCE: sde:sqlserver.

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05-24-2017 07:09 AM
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Occasional Contributor III

Hello everyone,

Anyone getting this error message:

CAN'T OPEN INSTANCE: sde:sqlserver.

Spatial Engine Connection Failed (-409).

Cannot Get Access to Instance sde:sqlserver

DATABASE RECONNECT: Failed to find hdbc. ERROR in obtaining connection id.

Error: -409: DBMS error code: 8003

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Connection not open

Couldn't initialize shared memory, error = -409.

] Cannot Attach to Shared Memory -1

Thanks

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Here's a thread from 2013:  https://community.esri.com/thread/75033 

What version of ArcGIS Server and SQL Server are running?  Can you connect to the instance with SQL Server Management Studio?  I wonder if the instance isn't running.....

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Hello,

What is the version of ArcMap and SQL server?

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