My Firewall seems to be blocking the connection from anywhere to my local MS Sql Server on my Windows7 development machine.
On Linux and Mysql I could telnet the database ports and it gives response like any other service that is running in some port. On Windows and MS Sql I could not repeat this task.
Also I could connect Mysql from Glassfish server ping command and Mysql answers with no problems. The Mysql server could be even on that Windows 7 machine. Again, no way to do this at MS Sql.
I am running out of ideas, what could help?