During the development of solutions or the deployment using Visual studio, you might face the following error when using Entity Framework to connect to a SQL Server instance

A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: Shared Memory Provider, error: 0 - The handle is invalid.

In order to resolve this issue, follow these steps

1) Clean your VS.Net Solution

2) Rebuild Project.

3) Reset IIS

4) Run the project again.

Originally posted 2015-10-26 13:33:09.

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