Configuration of SharePoint Learning Kit: Connection String not valid

Feb 16, 2010 at 11:05 AM


I am installing Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit Version 1.3.0 on Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2008.

The server environment already has the following installed:
- Windows SharePoint Services 2007 (WSS 3.0)
- .Net Framework 3.0

Deploy has been successful in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. However, upon configuration of the kit, I am getting this error message:

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: 25 - Connection string is not valid)

The Database Server that i specified is: ServerName\MSSQLSERVER

Please help!