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How do I connect to localdb\projectsv12?


#1

Hello,

I've got SQL Server Management Studio 2016, Visual Studio 2015, and SQL Server Data Tools installed on my computer. I'm told that all I need in order for localdb\projectsv12 to show up as an option of database engines to connect to in SSMS is to install Visual Studio and SQL Server Data Tools. I have those installed, but when I launch SSMS and go to select my server name, it only shows .\SQLEXPRESS. If I select I don't see localdb\projectsv12 under Database Engine or anywhere else.

What do I have to do to get localdb\projectsv12 to show up in SSMS as a database engine I can connect to?

Thank you.


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#2

Go to Services and see which SQL Server services you have installed? Show us what you have in there.