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After SP2 I was unable to connect to SQL Server 2008. I found that the SQL Server Browser service was stopped. I enabled Browser, but it did not help. Everything was fine before SP2. My OS is Windows 7 64-bit.

Protocols for SQL Server: Enabled Shared memory, Named pipes and TCP/IP

Under TCP/IP, all settings seem OK.

A connection fails from the local network to this computer, but otherwise the server is working OK.

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The Browser service doesn't enable connectivity; it assists in locating and connecting to SQL Server instances. I would check to see which protocols are enabled in SQL Server Configuration Manager.

SQL Server Browser Service

  • I would give you a vote up but i have not enough reputation here, sorry. You can update answer with firewall and i will make it green because you helped in solving this. – watbywbarif Dec 16 '10 at 7:38
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A Windows firewall exception was removed after SQL Server 2008 SP2. All working was fine after I added the exception.

  • Please mark this as the correct answer (there's a white checkmark to the left of this Answer, click it and it will turn green). – Chris S Dec 16 '10 at 16:07
  • I know how to make question answered ;) I have experience at Stackoverflow and other, but as I am new here and can't vote up to thank the contributor, i gave him a chance to update answer so that he gets some points for helping ;) – watbywbarif Dec 17 '10 at 8:16

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