Enabling Remote SQL-Server 2008 Express Network Connections

How do i enable Remote Access to SQL Server 2008 Express?

Here are the steps that you can fallow to get it working:

  1. Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager (Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2008 -> Configuration Tools -> SQL Server Configuration Manager )
  2. Expand the SQL protocol node and select SQLEXPRESS
  3. Enable TCP/IP protocol by right-click -> Enable
  4. Right-click TCP/IP and click on IP-Address tab and scroll down to “IPAll”. Ensure that the Dynamic Ports contans a BLANK an add a port like 1433 (default) to IP-Port as the screens below.
  5. Click to the SQL Server Service node and restart your SQL Server (EXPRESS)

SQl Server Protocols: Protocol settings: SQl Server restart
By |2016-10-22T11:39:42+00:00February 9th, 2009|SQL Server, VS2008|8 Comments


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    After reading about 5 articles about enabling Remote connections, I’m very happy that I finally found this post! None of the other posts talk about this IPAll configuration, which finally solved my problem.


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