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There have been questions related to this, but some of them seem out of date or no one has asked. I'm trying to connect to SQL Server 2008R2 using a MSSQL connection in QGIS. I'm not exactly sure if I'm connecting to the correct site. I'm able to connect through Autocad Civil 2014 so i'm using what I used to connect to that. Any ideas? The last posts I've seen are around 2011.

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  • One does not connect to ArcSDE, one connects to a database through ArcSDE, which makes for a mismatch between title and question content. – Vince May 29 '14 at 21:30
  • My experience with QGIS and SDE is via PostgreSQL/PostGIS. QGIS ignored SDE altogether and connected directly to the database. – Michael Stimson May 29 '14 at 22:30
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Have you put {server_name}{instance_name} in the [Host] field? In my SQL Server instance where I have mixed mode authentication, connecting as below works fine:

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