Trying to install ZMM on brand-new Windows Server 2008 r2, with all updates installed. Installed a new SQL server, no errors, spanking and sparkly, and paid special attention to login for sa. When I attempt installation of ZMM, I get an login error "There was an error connecting to the selected SQL server....." OK, I checked all names of servers, trying every combo I could conceive. Same issue.
So I let ZMM install SQL server Express, again paying attention to the sa login. I added SQLEXPRESS after the server name. I even added extra administrative users that might work. Same result.
SQL is healthy and running. Am I missing something about the SQL name, such as dashes, ect? The documentation regarding this is very sketchy, it says sign-in as the user you set when installing sql.
Any ideas?