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How Do I Create An Exception for SQL Server 2008 in Windows Firewall?

Article ID
ias-6183
Article Name
How Do I Create An Exception for SQL Server 2008 in Windows Firewall?
Created Date
28th April 2008
Product
Problem
If you are running a firewall on the computer that is running SQL Server 2005, external connections to SQL Server and the SQL Server Browser service can communicate through the firewall. You must create an exception for each instance of SQL Server 2005 that you want to accept remote connections.
Resolution
  • In Windows Firewall
  • Click the Exceptions Tab
  • Click Add Program
  • Click Browse
  • Locate and Click the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe executable program
  • Click Open
  • Click OK NOTE: The path may be different depending on where SQL Server 2008 is installed. MSSQL.1 is a placeholder for the instance ID that you obtained in KB IAS-6177 NOTE: It may be necessary to repeat these steps should other instances of SQL Server be in place. Related Articles KB IAS-6184 : How Do I Create An Exception for SQL Server Browser in Windows Firewall? KB IAS-6219 : How To Configure Windows Firewall For UDP Port 1434 KB IAS-6220 : How To Configure Windows Firewall For TCP Port 1433 KB IAS-6221 : How To Configure Windows Firewall For TCP Ports

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