I have just installed sql server 2008 onto a vista ps. There is no other instance of sql running (I removed 2005 and all references to SQL and then reinstalled) The installation would not start SQL Browser.
I get the message The SQL Browser service port in unavailable for listening or invalid.
I have Panda antivirus installed on this PC and the firewall enabled. I am trying to connect to the sql service from another PC on the LAN using access as a front end, but I cannot semmt o be able to attach
to sql server. i think that the browser is the problem? Is this liklely? I can attach to SQL if I run access on the same visrta PC, so I believe it must be something that controls the remote connection that is the problem. Is this likely to be SQL Browser and how do i get it to start.