Cannot connect to SQL Server Express 2008 R2

Discussion created by Wolseley on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2014 by asengupta
I cannot make a connection to my database in SQL Server Express 2008 R2.

I enter my Server Name/Instance; I am using Windows Authentication. Hit OK and I get this message: "Cannot Connect to DBMS"

I have followed the instructions here and still cannot make a connection:

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.2 (Advanced).