22. December 2008 04:36
I was playing around with Windows Azure and when I tried to debug the Development Fabric tried to create a storage. Apparently the storage is stored in SQL Server and the default configuration is to use SQL Express. Since I have a full version of SQL Server installed on my machine I got the nice error: “The SQL server instance ‘.\SQLEXPRESS’ could not be found. Please verify that SQL Express is installed and running.”
I knew there had to be a config file somewhere that had the wrong connection string so a simple search and some clicks found me on Tanzim Saquib’s post explaining how to fix the error. For those who are too lazy to click on the link and read his post, the connection string is in the C:\Program Files\Windows Azure SDK\V1.0\bin\DevelopmentStorage.exe.Config file (that is if you installed the SDK in the default location).