The following error appears at startup on the Setup dialog.
Configuration not saved: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:TCP Provider,error :0 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.)
The software is unable to open a SQL connection due SQL server service in a stopped state..
Troubleshooting Project Database Connection Problems