I installed SharePoint 2013 on fresh windows server 2008 R2 SP1 in standalone mode. SharePoint prerequisites installed automatically from net. After I configured SharePoint, My Distributed Cache Service was stopped and I cannot start it.

I searched in google and I found this and other links that sayed If I want to install SharePoint in standalone mode in workgroup, I must run New-SPConfigurationDatabase command before running configuration wizard.

So I installed SharePoint again (I'am using VM), and when I run New-SPConfigurationDatabase I got error:

New-SPConfigurationDatabase cannot connect to database master at SQL server at db name. The DB may not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect.

I used of built-in administrator account in form domain\account. How do I resolve this?

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to re-enable using powershell "after install":

$InstanceName = "SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService";            
$serviceInstance = Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq $instanceName -and ($_.server.name) -eq $env:computername}            
  • how do I access to SQL management studio?
    – GoGo
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 5:32
  • I have not SSMS in my system, and I can not success to install it. Also, use the "psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb Create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost" command caused the distributed cache service will be stopped and not start anyway.
    – GoGo
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 12:20
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