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Hascins
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Setup Testenvironment

Dear all,

 

we want to setup a test environment for the Power BI Report Server. So long we failed to get it up and running.

 

First try was:

Windows Server 2012

MS SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express

PowerBIReport Server (October 2017)

Instance Name: PBIRS

Error message while creating the report database

 

Second Try was:

Windows Server 2012 R2

 MS SQL Server 2016 Evaluation 

PowerBI Report Server (October 2017)

Instance Name: PBIRS

Same Error message

 

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Can somone give advice?

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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @Hascins,

 

What does the error message mean? Could you please translate it into English to help me better understand?

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Hey, sure:

 

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accesssible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connection. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server.

 

Thanks in advance!

Hi @Hascins,

 

First, you should make sure the machine that is running SQL Server is reachable. In other words, you are able to ping the server. Then, test whether you can connect to the same DB instance in SSMS.

 

For more proposals, please check below links:

Troubleshoot Connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine

SSRS connection problem

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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