If you are not able to connect to database using "Networking" version, it may happen that SQL Server service has stopped. This can happen for different reasons, from Microsoft Windows updates to recent PC name changes.
In case database service is not running, you will see the following error when trying to connect to database (or at application start):
This error will be displayed during application start or when trying to configure database properties in a form of toast message. This error will be recorded in application logs, too.
Sometimes it may be enough to simply restart the PC and it may solve the problem, so we recommend trying this first.
Check if service is running
To confirm this is the problem, go to PC where database server is installed and follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open "Services" app
The fastest way to check if service is running is to look into "Services" application. You can access services by searching for "services" in start menu, as in the screenshot below.
Alternatively, you can open services app from Control Panel ➞ System and Security ➞ Administrative Tools ➞ Services
Step 2: Find database service
Once you have services app open, look for the service named "SQL Server (ARONIUM)" and select it, as in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Check service status
In case service is stopped and is not working, there will be only "Start" action available in top left corner, as in the screenshot below.
If you see only "Start" option there, database service is stopped and you need to start it.
Step 4: Starting the service
Click "Start" option in top left corner. A dialog message informing you that service is being started will appear.
Step 5: Confirm service is started
Once you have started the service, you will see the options to stop, pause or restart service in top left corner, as in the screenshot below.