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Can't connect to MS SQL Server database using SSMS

I have a database on line with Godaddy (who uses SQL Server 2005). They provide basic management tools, but tell you that for more advanced tools you can connect directly using SSMS. I followed their ...
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Server 2003 and XP Client; Why are HTTP connections being silently dropped

On my network, my edge-router, a windows 2003 r2 server router with all the latest updates, will drop packets, but only under specific circumstances. I have troubleshot and isolated it down to the ...
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How can I debug a port/connectivity issue?

I am running a simple WebSocket server on Amazon EC2 (Fedora Core). I've opened the relevant port using ec2-authorize, and checked that it's opened. Iptables is definitely not running. However I can't ...
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Losing SQL connections

sql servr 2005 - Standard; one dedicated sql server (VM); windows server 2003; Small databases; About once a week we lose all sql connections. It seems to fix itself after about 5-10 minutes. ...
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Why do we ping the IP 4.2.2.2 to test connectivity?

For as long as I can remember, I've always used the IP 4.2.2.2 when testing network connectivity using ping. What is significant about this IP, and when did this practice start?
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Virutal Machine loses network connectivity on Hyper V Cluster

We're running a number of VMs on a 6 node failover cluster of blades using Hyper V. We have an intermittent issue (every few days at different times - not a fixed frequency) of VMs losing network ...
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Windows 2008 Server and Subversion

I have a box with Windows 2008 Server, and I installed SVN. I want to connect to svn from a different Windows 2008 Server, and they are on the same network, both are in my office. Do I need to ...
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No Network access with Fedora Core 8

I have recently taken over for another system admin on a project and am in the process of figuring out what we have on our servers before rebuilding things the way they need to be. I have one Dell ...
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SQL 2008 - Server not found or not accessible

In my home network, I have three machines - trying to do a lab for mirroring on SQL 2008. > Machine A can connect to B and C. > > Machine B can connect to A and C. > Machine C cannot ...
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Win98/DOS losing connections to Server 2003

We recently upgraded from an old Linux server running Samba to Server 2003. All of our clients are Windows 98 virtual machines, and heavily access the server for file services. ~95% of the time, ...
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How to setup a MySql server to accept remote connections?

I am installing a MySql server in Ubuntu desktop. I could connect MySql Query Browser to it when specifying the Server Hostname as localhost, but when I replace it by the machine's IP it stops working ...
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What do I need to transform my network from Ethernet to WiFi?

I'd like to know what is the best Hardware to install/buy to transform the whole network of my company from Ethernet to WiFi (keeping Ethernet for security first...). There are 2 servers and 12 ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 issues connecting via vpn to Microsoft server

I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and trying to use the native vpn client to connect to our Microsoft vpn server. If I route all traffic via the vpn connection I am able to connect to our ...
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Can ping websites but unable to view them

Windows Server 2003 32-bit. We have moved the server from one office to another, with a new external IP address. The firewall/router is fine as we can connect a laptop to it with a static IP address ...
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Remote desktop connection drops before login can appear

Someone asked this question a few months ago and I have the exact same problem. I have tried all of the suggested solutions in the other posting (in particular reinstalling the video card on the ...
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userfriendly way to test packetloss between 2 remote PCs

I administer a custom-built asp.net web app for a client. This client often complains of the website "hanging" and not completing page loads. I have never once experienced any such behavior with this ...
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Network connectivity weirdness (local net but no internet)

Here is my situation: I have a computer (A Dell) with a Broadcom ethernet card and an Intel Wireless card. The wireless card is disabled, the Broadcom enabled. The broadcom card has a dedicated IP ...
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program to monitor connectivity [duplicate]

We are a medium sized company which has VPNs to more than 20 locations. We sometimes get complaints regarding access to the terminal server, and I would like to diagnose this as either a server issue ...
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Is there a tool to log internet connectivity on a mac?

My mac runs as a server with an dyndns ip. To work properly, it must be connected to the internet all the time. but unfortunately it seems that it is not connected a lot of times during the day. So I ...
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Throw Away Dial-Up Account

I'm going away on vacation to a location in Canada where highspeed internet access is not readily available. There's been a dial up connection until this year, where it got cancelled to save money as ...
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Software for monitoring network speed and connectivity

I have been experiencing a lot of dropped connections between on all of my devices and it is really frustrasting..... Does anyone recommend free or reasonable price software to monitor signal ...
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SBS 2003 disconnecting

For the past two years, at random for different users, the connection to our SBS server breaks - the user sees an icon in the system tray saying that the server is unavailable. But it is fine for ...
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What are the connectivity implications for implementing a hidden Wireless SSID?

Should we be suffering from connectivity problems due to having a hidden SSID? At work, we're past the "Hidden SSIDs make our network more secure" argument, but for user's 'convenience' and in order ...
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Why do VPN connections break when I sleep my computer?

On the limited (Cisco) VPN systems that I've used, the VPN connectivity is broken when my computer is put to sleep and must be re-established on wakeup. Is this a necessary property of VPN?