I am using ER/Studio and can't login to my SQLExpressDb. I get "Server does not exist or access denied". Has anyone else seen this? This is SQL Server, by the way.
Is this SQL LocalDB?
Are you using Windows Authenticaion or SQL?
Is this local or remote?
Has this ever worked?
Yes, this is SQL Server LocalDB, Cannot find the server using either authentication method. Local DB is local. No, this has never worked. I can connect to localhost with no problem.
So I believe you connect to the server and then you can select the DB on the next screen. The data source is just your server name or localhost. That way you can reverse engineer multiple databases at the same time or you can select just the one you want to use.
On the second screen you select the DB from the list and the owner from the list.