Adjusting the Firewall

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In order for other computers to access SQL Server on the Server machine, you must configure the Server machine's firewall to allow such access. (If SQL Server is already in use at your site, the Server machine is probably configured appropriately all ready.)

The following considerations apply:

  1. Start the SQL Server Configuration Manager on the computer where SQL Server is running.
  2. In the left-hand panel, click the entry for SQL Server Services.
  3. In the right-hand panel, right-click the entry for SQL Server (MAINBOSS) or whatever entry there is for SQL Server itself.
  4. In the resulting menu, click Properties.
  5. In the properties window, go to the Service section.
  6. Double-click on the Binary Path entry. Windows will display the name of the SQL Server executable file; grant access through the firewall to this file, as described in the next section.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 for SQL Server Browser in the right-hand panel.

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