Critical Error: SiteUrls.Config

Specific Error Message:

Unable to open connection to data provider.

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

Please contact your site administrator. An explanation for why this error could occur is below.


Community Server expects to find a valid XML file containing all of the links for a community. By default, this file is located at the root of the with the name SiteUrls.config. 

A common error is that SiteUrls.config included unescaped XML characters, such as "&" when defining a querystring.


For more information you can also visit http://communityserver.org.

Critical Error: DataProvider

Critical Error: SiteUrls.Config

Specific Error Message:

Unable to open connection to data provider.

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

Please contact your site administrator. An explanation for why this error could occur is below.


Community Server expects to find a valid XML file containing all of the links for a community. By default, this file is located at the root of the with the name SiteUrls.config. 

A common error is that SiteUrls.config included unescaped XML characters, such as "&" when defining a querystring.


For more information you can also visit http://communityserver.org.