I have setup sql server express 2008 on a windows 2008 server. And i have done all the standard stuff in sql to allow remote connections. The strange thing is if i disable the windows 2008 server firewalll .. it works.
I have opened a port as 1433 on the server firewall. And tcp is enabled, is there some other port i don't know about.. I also open 1434 ...
under TCP properties i have enabled tcp for the ip (of course this part must be owrking as if i disabled firewall it works) and the port number is left blank and dynamic ports is 0
I tried playing around with setting the port number to 1434 and setting the dynamic port as blank.
Still no joy.
I have the sql browser server running and named pipes..
I am running my tests from my pc with NO FIREWALL and via Sql management studio.
I must be missing something
Really appreciated any help anyone can offer.. I am stuck