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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  15:10:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I need some help on configuring this setup:

Host PC: IP Address:

host PC has VMWare. This VMWare image has SQL Server 2008 R2 with remote connections and everything enabled.

The VMWare image has the following IP Addresses:

The VMWare image can obviously connect to itself in terms of the database (instance name: SQL2008)

however when trying to connect FROM the host to the VMWare image, I cannot connect. it just says that it could not find the network instance/resource etc...

I can ping successfully from the host to the VMWare image ( and RDP to it no problem.

any ideas what I am doing wrong? how can I connect my host SSMS to the remote/VMWare SQL Server instance?

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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  19:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
check the firewall and test if the issue persists if you deactivate it on the vmware image.
If it works you should unblock the port for the sql server instance.
If the sql server instance is a named instance you have also to unblock the port for the sql server browser.
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