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.

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