A Network-Related or Instance-Specific Error For Central Administration SharePoint

Posted: November 7, 2014 in SharePoint2010, SharePoint2013


A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)

Issue Resolving Steps

1. Open the SharePoint Central Administration v4 Web.config File in VS2010 or notepad

2. Find this Node

<roleManager enabled=”true”>

(Under System.Web Node) & Change Enabled to

<roleManager enabled=” false “>


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