I've done this dozens of times on my local XP, so this should be automatic,
but now I am confused because I can't connect to the SQL Server 2005
instance databases on newly installed Windows Vista. The standard
"localhost\instance_name" connection is not working. When I tried to
connect a database on the default installation with just "localhost" string,
it works fine.
I would really appreciate if you could give any comment or suggestion.