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I have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine with SQL Server 2008 Express installed. I have my network configured with a NAT.

Internal clients can access the instance of SQL Server without a problem. I would like to enable SQL Server to be accessible from anywhere on the the internet.

I am not sure how to allow my NAT firewall to allow that. I tried adding the port 1443 to it but I still can't access it from a remote machine.

How can you make a given SQL Server available to the WAN?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Depending on what brand/type your NAT/Firewall is you may look at Port Forwarding

This allows the public address of your NAT to recieve traffic to a specified port and then direct it through the NAT to the specific machine.

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