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DRM Error: Apply Update Fails with "Named Pipes Provider, Error: 40 - Could not Open a Connection to SQL Server" (Doc ID 1421855.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

Hyperion Data Relationship Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Microsoft SQL Server.

When upgraded to DRM or higher, Apply Updates fails with the error:

Exception: 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: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

(The message about Named Pipes is completely misleading.)

'Test Connection' succeeds.


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