I thought to start learning Windows Azure. I installed Azure SDK and created a project by choosing Windows Azure project template from cloud tab and creating a Web Role.
I just put a label on aspx file and when tried running the project I got the below error
When I switched to Output Window, I got the Error message
Windows Azure Tools: Failed to initialize Windows Azure storage emulator. Unable to start Development Storage. Failed to start Development Storage: the SQL Server instance ‘localhost\SQLExpress’ could not be found. Please configure the SQL Server instance for Development Storage using the ‘DSInit’ utility in the Windows Azure SDK.
So to resolve this, Open command prompt in Administrator mode
Change Directory to C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsAzureSDK\v1.3\Bin\DevStore
Now type the command
C:\Program Files\Windows azure SDK\v1.3\bin\devstore DSINIT /SQLINSTANCE:SQLTest /Forcecreate
Only couple of point to notice in executing above command is
SQLTEST: It is name of the SQL Server instance. Make sure you are giving name of SQL Server instance name here rather than your PC name.
If you are not providing valid SQL Server instance name then you may get below exception.
On successfully execution of command , you will get below Dialog box for the success message.