I have a server running on my VPS which hosts the .com that it runs off of. Normally I Remote into this VPS and open management studio and do what I need to do.

How can I connect to the database on my webserver from my office using Management Studio. Can I?

Also, what security concerns are there when doing remote connections?

  • Which version of SQL server is this, the methods for allowing remote access differ between 2005 and 2008
    – Sam Cogan
    Commented Aug 27, 2010 at 9:51
  • I am using MSSQL 2008
    – Jason
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 20:34

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You will need to check with your hosting if the sql tcp port is open or firewalled (typically port 1433) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287932

You will also need to configure the sql server to allow remote connections.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277

  • Ill give it a try. Are there (m)any security risks I face by doing this?
    – Jason
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 20:35
  • There is a possibility that someone guesses or brute forces your password. Also make sure the SQL server has the latest security updates.
    – WilfriedVS
    Commented Sep 12, 2010 at 11:51

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