Quote Originally Posted by rongage View Post
OK - just for giggles, I tried intentionally putting in the wrong password on the installer and it indeed comes up with "Password Authentication Failed".

Alrighty then - if I get the password wrong then I get an authentication failed message. Fair enough. However, if I put the correct password in, I get the Unable to connect error.

What the heck????

Is MSSQL configured as a named instance: https://www.netiq.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7009809