I just purchased and installed SQL Virtual Restore (version 188.8.131.52). When I run the wizard I get the Step 1 of 4... it has my Instance of "(local)". I am signed in as a domain administrator with system admin rights on the SQL Server and am using "Windows authentication". When I click the "Next" button, I get the following message:
"Could not connect to instance:
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..."
I can open SSMS just fine under the same windows login.