This article outlines the steps on how to resolve the error: SQL database name: when GFI LanGuard fails to connect to the SQL Server during installations/upgrades.
After providing the SQL Server details during installation, the system may fail to connect and prompt the following error:
This error generally occurs when the SQL Server Browser service is not able to appropriately read and connect to the SQL Server.
The SQL Server Browser service needs to be started/restarted to resolve the error:
Open the Windows Services Manager by typing
services.mscon the Windows Run dialog ( press Windows key + R):
Locate the SQL Server Browser service.
Start the service (if it is not running) or restart the service (if it is currently running):
Verify that the SQL Server name is correct.
Select Ok on the Database Configuration panel.
The installation or upgrade should proceed without encountering the error/prompt mentioned above.