I want to know how I get SQL Server Express to use a proxy when connecting to a remote server? I have SQL Server Express 2005 installed on my laptop.I connect to the internet on the laptop by a proxy. My desktop has a satellite service called skyDSL which allows me to use satellite to dial-up to the internet. There is a way of configuring it so other machines can connect to it by proxy. You simply connect a crossover cable between the laptop and the desktop and then enter the proxy address under "Tools-Internet Options-Connections-Lan Settings-proxy server" I have been trying to connect on the laptop to the server that holds my sql server database (hosting365.ie) through SQL Server Express with no success. This is obviously because the laptop is not directly connected to the internet but by proxy. I have been changing the settings on sql server configuration manager (I have SQL Server Management Studio Express installed) to make it use the proxy but with no luck. I am wondering is it actually possible to use a proxy on SQL Server Express is it only possible on the full version? Any replies appreciated.