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I tried the instructions in sqlexpress's WebLog to connect to a remote database.

Using  SQL Server Configuration Manager I enabled TCP/IP and then tried to start the browser service.

When I right clicked the icon, all the options (Start,Stop,etc) are grayed out.

Can anyone help me with this, please?

Thank you


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