I have an issue whereby I have a web application installed on one of my Windows Server 2003 virtual machines that has a database held on a local copy of SQL Express 2005.
This has been working fine - I installed the application find and it created the database in SQL, and the software has been operating fine since.
It has just stopped working as a result of me troubleshooting another part of it, but here's the wierd thing - the thing that has broken it is DISABLING the Windows firewall service on my local machine. It is a Windows 7 machine if that makes a difference.
I had the firewall turned off anyway but I know that it can still sometimes affect traffice. Does anyone know what could have caused this problem? The application communicates with the SQL server on port 1433.
Thanks in advance!