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Not able to connect to localhost\sqlexpress


I have installed the PHP 5.4.x and the sql server database, also installed Microsoft SQL Server but when I am trying to point the web browser to the new testrail directory on the web server to launch the TestRail Installation Wizard, I am getting the below error and cannot proceed further, please help me on this:

HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found
The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Detailed Error Information
Module IIS Web Core
Notification MapRequestHandler
Handler StaticFile
Error Code 0x80070002
Requested URL http://lhhydla0283:80/SQLEXPRESS/
Physical Path C:\inetpub\wwwroot\SQLEXPRESS\



Thanks for your posting. You cannot use your browser to connect to SQL Server and you would usually call http://lhhydla0283:80/testrail/ to access the TestRail installer. I would also recommend reviewing our documentation on how to install TestRail on Windows:

To connect to your SQL Server (e.g. to create the database and database user), we recommend using the SQL Server Management Studio (which is usually installed as part of the SQL Server installation).

I hope this helps!




I have changed all the ports in Reprting configuaration manager to 8080 and I have tried accessing the http://lhhydla0283:8080/testrail/ but I still have a blank screen in Chrome and I am not able to proceed further, your help is much more appreciated.



Hello Sarojini,

Thanks for your reply. Please make sure to follow the documentation which is a step-by-step guide for installing TestRail locally:

I can alternatively recommend using a hosted/cloud trial on our servers and this just takes two minutes to set up:

I hope this helps!