SQL Server Does Not Allow Remote Connections When Using sqlcmd on Local Machine
Posted on 2007-04-03
I am trying to backup databases in SQL 2005 Express on SBS 2K3 SP1, which doesn't have the SQL Agent. I am attempting to access the database directly from the server it is installed on. I want to use a batch file to access the database and run the backup T-SQL command, but it tells me the SQL server does not allow remote connections. I have verified that remote connections was enabled in the Surface Area Configuration, and also double-checked that the SQL Server Browser process is running. I am pretty sure that the server has been rebooted since those settings were enabled. I have tried using sqlcmd and osql, but neither is successful. Actually, osql gives me doesn't exist or access denied errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.