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AyaNova was unable to start

Depending on how early in startup the problem occurred,
a detailed log of the problem with suggestions may have
been saved to the file AyaLog.txt
located at: file:\C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova

Error details:
Unhandled Exception:
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
Inner exception: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)

I have triple checked all settings and followed every letter on the installation page on the website. I’m ready to surrender and find something different.


This error message identifies that it has to do with SQL. The error message is because of one or more SQL Express settings that are not set.

Check out the AyaNova Support Forum topic Possible solution for SQL error: 26 - 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified

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