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Lesson 2: Connecting from Another Computer

New: 5 December 2005

To enhance security, the Database Engine of SQL Server 2005 Developer, Express, and Evaluation editions cannot be accessed from another computer when initially installed. This lesson shows you how to enable the protocols, configure the ports, and configure the Windows Firewall for connecting from other computers.

This lesson contains the following topics:

  • Enabling Protocols
  • Configuring a Fixed Port
  • Opening Ports in the Firewall
  • Connecting to the Database Engine from Another Computer
  • Connecting Using the SQL Server Browser Service

Release History

5 December 2005

New content:
  • This is a new tutorial.