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multihomed 2008 Web server with internal database

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I have a development web server multihomed with two gateways:
            ISP Modem
            IP x.x.x.0
            GW x.x.x.1
Router A ------------------------------------Router B
IP x.x.x.2                  IP x.x.x.3
GW x.x.x.1                  GW x.x.x.1
NAT            NAT
|      |            |            
|      SERVER2 NIC2      NIC1
|      IP      IP
|      GW      GW
|      |            |
|      --------------------------------SERVER2
|                  Website2

What I am trying to sort out is the correct way to configure firewall and security in order to allow access to the SQL server instance on Server1 from the website2 on Server2.

Right now, my connections to the database from server2 do not work. I have enabled ports 1443, 1444 for only NIC2 and it still does not work.

Any ideas on a better database setup are appreciated. I will be putting a new DC in the place of Server1 so it can just be the SQL server. Website1 will be moved to Server2. My idea is to place the sql server on a third subnet with restricted access to IP addresses on the two subnets so that internal applications can access the database as well as the websites.

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