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SSMS cannot connect to SQL2000 !!!

Using sql2000 query analyser I can connet to my SQL2000 virtual server. Using SSMS (with the same laptop/user/session) I cannot connect !! [xx(] Using SQLCMD i can connect ! [xx(] TITLE: Connect to Server
—————————— Cannot connect to mysql2kservermysql2kinstance ——————————
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: -1) For help, click:…rver&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=-1&LinkId=20476 ——————————
Any hints ? (also my .net 2.0 applications seem not to be able to connect
After failover of the instances of that node, reboot of the node and failback of the instances, SSMS could connect again ! Did anyone also experience this ?? [B)]