here is the problem Im facing:
This happens when I try to access an instance in SSMS.
It started by installing SQL Server 2016 Enterprise With Service Pack 1 64-bit.
Than, installed SSMS to create a database in it, as normal.
Didn't reach this point yet because simply can't connect to the instance.
Been through a really long process to make sure everything was ok:
Can't seem to find the problem, any help here?
the way I've solved it was:
Open SSMS, and, on Server Name, write down (local) , and press connect . This happens because when you do a default installation of SQL Server, to connect to that instance you just need to specify . (dot) OR (local) as the server name.
all credits go to Hackerman.