Unable to connect to MSSQL Server after changing the Server name

MSSQL Server

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Unable to connect to MSSQL Server

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Problem: Since I had this installed on my local machine, I could access it using the localhost or server name.

Connection issues

Solution: You can also use the IP Address to connect as well. This will save a lot of tweaking time.

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