An Enterprise Console management server cannot connect to a remote database installed on a SQL Server Express instance. This is because by default, SQL Server Express does not allow remote connections.
When you reboot after installing, the Event log shows that the management service could not start. Any attempt to open Enterprise Console fails.
First seen in Enterprise ConsoleSophos Control Center
SQL Server is not configured by default to receive remote connections.
After installation, you can enable the remote connection by going into the SQL Configuration Manager, and enabling TCP/IP for that SQL Server Express instance.
Do as follows :
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