Problems accessing SQL Server on ISA Server machine via Enterprise Manager

Hi there,
we're running SBS2K with ISA-Server. The same machine also runs a SQL Server database and the SQL Server database agent.

I need to connect to an SQL Server database that is on the Internet, i.e. outside our firewall.
When I try this from a client computer with the firewall client installed, everything works.

But when I open up Enterprise Manager from my Server machine (the one that's running ISA Server as well) and try to connect to the same outside machine I get a "connection does not exist or connection denied" error. I really need to run Enterprise Manager / Agent from my server as I have to do some regular maintenance tasks from there, and only the server is running 24/7, not my clients.

Any advice on where to find the reasons for this problem and how to solve it would be greatly appreciated.

best regards,
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stdirkAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the speedy response, but my problem is NOT that my clients cannot connect to external SQl-Servers.
It is, that I cannot connect from the server machine on which SQL Server and ISA-Server is running!!! This, however, is not covered in the article...
best regards,
You need to create a packet filter for SQL 1433.  By default, the ISA server itself has very limited outbound services.  You have to enable packet filters for new services

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