I have a VPN connection to my remote Win08 server running Windows Firewall w/ Adv. Sec. I open all ports to a handful of specific IPs which gives me ability to connect with Remote Desktop Connection as well as access to the file system (mapping network drives).
Now i'm trying to configure access to the sql server. Working from my local MSSMS I can see the remote Database Engine in the 'Browse for Servers | Network Servers' dialog. But I can't actually establish a connection (the standard 'cannot connect to...' error dialog pasted below) until i turn off the 'Private Profile' of the firewall.
So the firewall rule that grants access to File Sharing and Remote Desktop Connection is not granting access to the SQL Server. Where do I look for additional config options?
TITLE: Connect to Server
Cannot connect to myBoxName.
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A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 1326)