How to Configure SQL Server 2005 Network Connectivity

Here I am demonstrating how to simply configure networking connectivity in SQL Server 2005.


Here I am demonstrating how to simply configure networking connectivity in SQL Server 2005.

Go to  Start ->All Programs ->Microsoft  SQL Server 2005->Configuration Tools->SQL Server Configuration Manager.

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We are going to allow connections on TCP/IP. By default the TCP/IP service is disabled and also by default SQL only allows local connections. Let's start TCP/IP.

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Select TCP/IP and right-click and then enable. You will then see it as below:

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After that right-click on TCP/IP and click the properties. Then click on IP Addresses. Here you find your IP. If your IP address is incorrect than correct it and click ok.

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After that restart SQL Server 2005 Services.

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Finally we are able to remotely connect to other computer databases. Make sure that whichever computer you want to access the database for, it is connected with your computer.

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Select any one by which you want to connect. And give a Login Id and Password as required.

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If there are any problem after fallowing these step then restart your computer. Manage any firewall exceptions for SQL server.