The Import Organization Wizard cannot connect to the SQL Server or cannot find an organization database on SomeMachineName. Verify that the server name in the SQL Server box is correct and that the computer is running Microsoft SQL Server where an organization database is stored

When you start you Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployment Manager, choose Organizations then click Import Organization… You might hit the error “The Import Organization Wizard cannot connect to the SQL Server or cannot find an organization database on SomeMachineName. Verify that the server name in the SQL Server box is correct and that the computer is running Microsoft SQL Server where an organization database is stored.”

 ImportOrgError1

One of the reasons is you do not have the database that you want to import as organization prior to clicking the Import Organization…

See the example below, I must backup the CRM2013NN_MSCRM and restore using a different name, in my case CRM2013WIP_MSCRM. Bear in mind that the database name must append with _MSCRM.

 ImportOrgError2

You click the Import Organization…  again after the database restored then it should work.

ImportOrgError3

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