Problems logging in - SQL server does not exist

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Partner SimoneD
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Problems logging in - SQL server does not exist

All of a sudden we are getting intermittent problems logging into MYOB AO Tax on the laptop which logs into my PC network to access data. However my PC has no issues logging in and nothing has altered. My IT person thinks it could have something to do with recent Windows 7 updates?

He can see no reason why this intermittent issue would be happening.

Has anyone else had issues in the last couple of weeks?

Partner SB_Systems
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Re: Problems logging in - SQL server does not exist

Hi @SimoneD,


If you're experiencing the issue on your laptop, but not your desktop, as a test I would recommend trying turning off the firewall on your laptop.


Can you please right-click on your network connection in the system tray, select Open Network and Sharing Center.

Confirm which network you are currently connected to, this will be either: Public network, Work network or Home Network.


Go into Control Panel -> Windows Firewall -> Turn Windows Firewall on or off -> select Turn off Windows Firewall for the network identified previously.


Test MYOB AE and see if the issue is resolved. If so, I would recommend working with your IT provider to setup network profiles for inside and outside your network, with the inside profile having the firewall disabled.


If there is still an issue, I would look at any local network security software you may have installed. eg: Symantec, Mcafee, AVG, Sophos, etc..


Let me know if you have any luck.

Stewart Williams
Smart Business Systems
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