Friday, May 1, 2015

Citrix PVS Configuration Error - Invalid Server - Error: 26

Hi Friends,

I'm a ding dong, but a consistent ding dong!  I'm setting up the new version of Citrix PVS and I'm running the Provisioning Services Configuration Wizard and I get to the part where I need to connect to my SQL database.

It asks for the Server name and Instance name.  Hmmm, well, server is the SQL server...  And Instance must be ummm, well, urrrrr, the name of the database!!!


Ah crap...  How many times have I set up PVS?!

So I'm checking to make sure named pipes is enabled, the database user has appropriate privileges, I set up an ODBC connection, check DNS, IP addresses...  Same error...

But wait...  This seems oddly familiar all of a sudden...

Stupid Neil, you've done this before!!!

The Instance isn't the database name, you nitwit!

It's okay, it's okay, just remove the Instance name and..........................................


So may this be a lesson friends.  Write things down so when you forget how you set up an application for the gazillion time you can refer back to your notes!  :-)

Until Next Time

1 comment:

  1. I went through the same issue, thanks for your post, helpful