Enable remote access to SQL Server 2008

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http://serverfault.com – I've just built a virtual SQL Server 2 node cluster using VMWare workstation. The windows cluster has been created, SQL has been installed on both nodes and added to the cluster, all latest updates have been applied, but I'm trying to connect to the Database Engine from my workstation and I just recieve the error: "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 (HowTos)