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I'm trying to enable remote connections but i'm having some trouble. Here's my setup

  • SQL Express is installed on Win2k8 R2.
  • Windows firewall turned off
  • SQL Browser service started and running
  • SQL TCP/IP protocol enabled
  • SQL Server configured to allow Windows & Sql authentication
  • SQL Server configured to allow remote connections

With all those settings i still fail to establish a remote connection.

On the local machine i tried

telnet localhost 1433
Could not open connection to the host, on port 1433: Connect failed

This is a fresh installation. What could be wrong?

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NVM - figured out the problem. By default SQL server is not running on the standard port 1433.

Had to configure the TCP protocol for IPAll to port 1433.

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