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3260340 - How to define MSSQL_SERVER to connect a remote named instance SQL Server


A DBCO connection to a remote named instance SQL Server failed with the following error in dev trace:

A network-related or instance-specific error has occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. Server is not found or not accessible. Check if instance name is correct and if SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. For more information see SQL Server



  • SAP Application Servers based on Netweaver 7.0 or higher
  • Remote connection to named instance SQL Server 


TCP Provider: Error code 0x2749 , KBA , BC-DB-MSS , SQL Server in SAP NetWeaver Products , Problem

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