I have windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit. I have installed SQL Server 2008 Express and have created a database in it.
I have a jar that helps me create a connection file to connect to this database. I have used this on several other computers (XP/Win2003) and it has worked fine.
However, testing the connection gives me a connection refused.
So I started troubleshooting by first installing the Telnet client and trying to hit SQL Server Express. No joy:
This is my home PC. No Windows Firewall running. Default install of SQL Server (port number is 1433) Can hit SQL Server in SQL Server Mgmt Studio fine.
- Why is Telnet failing?
- How to troubleshoot further?