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If I understand your question, it sounds like you're looking for something like Transparent Data Encryption, in hopes of preventing a user detaching the database, attaching it to their own server, making changes, and re-attaching it to the original server. Transparent Data Encryption would require the user to have a certificate and a private key in order to ...


SSMS is basically saying that SQL Server isn't running, or it just can't connect to it. This may sound like a dumb question, but: The service is running, right? Sorry, I had to ask. Also, check and make sure that you have static ports set. SQL Server uses dynamic ports by default, and if your firewall only allows 1433, well, the port might have ...

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