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5/3/2013 11:36 AM


I have set up DNN 07.00.05 on a MS 2008 server with sql express 2008 and having problems with the site running stable and giving the message that the site is unavailable or under construction default message.

Here is the error i found in the portal log:

2013-05-03 10:34:01,926 [Rck-vmsqaihp-01][Thread:14][ERROR] DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.LogController - System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection. (SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning()
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Connect(ServerInfo serverInfo, SqlInternalConnectionTds connHandler, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, Boolean encrypt, Boolean trustServerCert, Boolean integratedSecurity)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo serverInfo, String newPassword, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, TimeoutTimer timeout, SqlConnection owningObject)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.LoginNoFailover(ServerInfo serverInfo, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, TimeoutTimer timeout)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.OpenLoginEnlist(SqlConnection owningObject, TimeoutTimer timeout, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SqlConnection owningObject, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnectionOptions options)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnection owningObject)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnection owningObject)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.GetConnection(DbConnection owningObject)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open()
   at PetaPoco.Database.OpenSharedConnection()
   at DotNetNuke.Data.PetaPoco.PetaPocoExt.ExecuteReader(Database database, String sql, Object[] args)
   at DotNetNuke.Data.PetaPoco.PetaPocoHelper.ExecuteReader(String connectionString, CommandType type, String sql, Object[] args)
   at DotNetNuke.Data.SqlDataProvider.ExecuteReader(String procedureName, Object[] commandParameters)
   at DotNetNuke.Data.DataProvider.GetLogTypeConfigInfo()
   at DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.DBLoggingProvider.GetLogTypeConfigInfo()
   at DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.DBLoggingProvider.GetLogTypeConfigInfoByKey(String logTypeKey, String logTypePortalID)
   at DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.DBLoggingProvider.AddLog(LogInfo logInfo)
   at DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.LogController.AddLog(LogInfo logInfo)

the sql server and browser are using local system. Should the interact with desktop be selected? or maybe a domain level admin or system account be used here? any help would be greatly appreicated

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5/4/2013 7:23 AM
are you accessing your database via attached database name or filename (Database.mdf) inside the un-commented query string in your web.config file?

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5/7/2013 8:29 AM

Here is the connection string:

    <!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2008/2012 Express -->
    <add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="Data Source=.\SQLExpress;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|Database.mdf;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
    <!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2008/2012
    <add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="Server=(local);Database=DotNetNuke;uid=;pwd=;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" /> 
    <!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2008/2012 Express - kept for backwards compatability - legacy modules   -->
    <add key="SiteSqlServer" value="Data Source=.\SQLExpress;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|Database.mdf;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True" />
    <!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2008/2012 - kept for backwards compatability - legacy modules
    <add key="SiteSqlServer" value="Server=(local);Database=DotNetNuke;uid=;pwd=;"/>

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