When trying to connect to your SQL server you should be able to use the ‘Browse’ button to search for SQL.
If you are unable to Browse to your server, you should check to ensure the ‘SQL Server Browser’ service is running.
You can check this by launching the Services application (Services.msc) on your SQL server to check the service status.
Double-click the service for options.
Please Note: If the ‘Startup type’ is set to ‘Disabled’, you will need to change this before you can start the service.