SQL Server 2008 R2 Remote Connection

Below are the steps to enable Remote Connection on SQL Server 2008 R2. (I am referring to the UI of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio)

1. In Server Properties > Security, set the Server Authentication to "SQL Server and Windows Authentication Mode"
2. In Server Properties > Connections, check the checkbox "Allow remote connections to this server"

3. In Object Explorer tree, go to Security > Logins. Right Click on Logins and select "New Login". It will bring up following dialog:
a. Select "SQL Server authentication" option  
b. Give the desired username  and password.
c. Select the default database to connect (Optional)
d. Check different options for the user like assigning the server roles, mapping the user to a particular database, etc. Give whatever permissions you need.

4. In Object Explorer, navigate to Your_Database > Security > Users. Right-Click > "New User...". It will show following dialog.
a. Click on the browse button shown with ... (ellipses) next to the Login name text box.
b. Browse and select the user you just created.
c. Assign required permissions.


5. Following services must be running on the Server Machine:
a. SQL Server Browser

6. In SQL Server Configuration Manager > SQL Server Network Configuration > Protocols for MSSQLSERVER, enable TCP/IP.

7. In firewall allow all inbound and outbound communications to "sqlservr.exe" (it's not sqlserver.exe) and "sqlbrowser.exe". Add them to your firewall exclusion list.

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Hope this helps.


AKS said...

nicely posted abhijit :)

Abhijit Annaldas said...

Thanx AKS.

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