Solved

Windows updates KB958644/KB948109  (critical security updates) + SQL Server 2005 error 53

Posted on 2008-10-27
1
851 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I am no longer to connect remotely to our SQL Server database after the important updated KB948109 and/or KB958644 were installed over the weekend.  In the SQL Server Surface Area Configuration Tool, I was allowing for Remote Connections via TCP/IP.  This morning, everything was working as usual, and then all of a sudden it stopped allowing remote connections to the database.

Our .NET web app couldn't connect until I increased the remote connections setting to allow both TCP/IP and Named Pipes to remotely connect.  However, I still cannot connect remotely via Management Studio, from a .NET Windows application that uses a connection string to connect to the database, or from another application that uses ODBC to connect to the database.  I attempted to install the patches, but the problem is still occurring.  We are using SQL Server 2005 SP2, which is installed on a Windows Server 2008 SP1 box.

Any thoughts on if/how these patches are causing the issue, and what the appropriate response is to get my connections working again?
0
Comment
Question by:wdelaney05
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
wdelaney05 earned 0 total points
ID: 22816198
For us,
Here's what it was due to:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277


You want to look specifically at the firewall section, at least, thats what gave us problems:


Create an exception for SQL Server 2005 in Windows Firewall
To create an exception for SQL Server 2005 in Windows Firewall, follow these steps:
1.      In Windows Firewall, click the Exceptions tab, and then click Add Program.
2.      In the Add a Program window, click Browse.
3.      Click the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe executable program, click Open, and then click OK.

Note The path may be different depending on where SQL Server 2005 is installed. MSSQL.1 is a placeholder for the instance ID that you obtained in step 3 of the previous procedure.
4.      Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each instance of SQL Server 2005 that needs an exception.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is in response to a question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Network_Management/Network_Analysis/Q_28230497.html) here at Experts Exchange. The Original Poster (OP) requires a utility that will accept a list of IP addresses …
Is your computer hacked? learn how to detect and delete malware in your PC
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question