Why do I get the error message "Unable to get information from SQL Server: <hostname>" when connecting SilkCentral Test Manager to my database?
When using SQL Server or SQL Server Express Edition and trying to connect to your database, you may get the following error message: "Unable to get information from SQL Server: "
This is because you have entered an instance after the hostname (in this case: SQLEXPRESS). SQL Server and SQL Server Express Edition do not need this instance name. If you then remove the instance name you should be able to connect successfully.