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MS SQL 2005 how to use remote Management Studio?

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Hello Experts, I am trying to remotely access an MS SQL 2005 server using the management studio, but using the IP\instance only works locally in the server itself, not from a PC that is not in the network.
I tried opening ports 1433 and 1434 the place where the server is and I can see some hits in the port itself, but the management studio ends up saying that the server/instance could not be found.
I just installed SP3 for the SQL 2005 and still nothing, any ideas?
thank you.
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by:thepanch
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i guess your server is only visible from the LAN and not from internet, if so, you have some ways to do it:

1- create a NAT over your Server
2- Do a VPN, there are software like hamachi that does it for you and free
3- go to dmz on the server
4- use software like no-ip on the server to do like a "NAT" and then using no-ip server as a bridge

i hope iit works
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by:darwin_roach
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to give you more information, it has a public IP with a Firewall blocking all ports but these two and a couple for remote access, so no NAT in the middle except the one I have on my side for the remote side (would that affect?).

The VPN is a solution but I'd like that to be the last resource to be honest.
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by:thepanch
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can you ping the server from other location?
if so, then is firewall issue, then you'll have to open the ports, in the firewall Hardware, in the antivirus suite (if it has firewall) on windows OS, and other software that blocks your computer to the outside.
 
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Chris Luttrell earned 500 total points
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You said "I tried opening ports 1433 and 1434" but was that through the firewall?  Most security people wouldn't allow that for "security" reasons. :)
I guess you already checked that the SQL instance allows remote connections like the image shows.  If that is checked and you cannot open the ports through the firewall, your only option will be via VPN, that is how our company operates also.
Good luck,
Chris
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by:darwin_roach
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Thanks, yes, sorry, I do have the firewall but in transparent mode, meaning it is not doing NAT.
Regarding the allowing of the remote connections, yes, I did configure that.

I will perform a VPN then.

Thanks for the time.
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by:darwin_roach
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It is not exactly what I wanted to do in the end, but it works.

Thanks
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