Using XP Pro as ms sql 2005 server

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Can I install ms sql 2005 in an XP Pro box and access the databases remotely with the Server Management Studio?
Question by:robrodp
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    Expert Comment

    Yes, I have a box used the same way at home that several pc connect to via Management Studio.

    Author Comment

    What do I have to configure to do it.

    It connects well from de server but I cannot connect via a PC that is on the same network. I have defined a SQL login, enabled TCP/IP, what do I have to change or enable to get it to coonect to the remote server?
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    Accepted Solution

    - you first make sure that you can ping that server
    - Open SQL serve managerment studio in the remote machine when prompted for the user credentials, put the servername (IP  will be better , now if you installed as  a named instance you need to put IP\instanceName  or serverName\InstanceName ) , enter the username and passsword
    - if you are getting something similar to "Remote connection error " , read my post here

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    Expert Comment

    IP or ServerName, they both work for be sure to allow remote connections from sql server configuration

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