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Configuring SQL Server Availability on Public IP

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As part of their hosting package, Network Solutions gives me a SQL Server database.  I can access that database using the SQL Server Management Studio, a public IP that Network Solutions provides, and a SQL login and PW.  Can someone point me to instructions on how to set up my own SQL Server in a similar fashion?  (I'm comfortable hopping onto my router and configuring port forwarding.  I assume that's part of the process.)  (I also recognize the security risks associated with the configuration.)
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by:radcaesar
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First is the IP Should be exposed to public access.

Next, The user ID and password for the SQL Server Authentication should be created in the server.

Thats It. You can now access your server using SSMS.
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Dear jdana

all you need to do is install SQL server on your machine

by default sql server works on port 1433,

so if as you are familiar with port forwarding

just make a port forwarding entry into your router  to your machine on port 1433.
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but for security reasons if you want to use another port, do the same to the other port.

now to connect to it from outsite the network.

use SSMS and type ipaddress,port (notice the , between ip and port) and here the port will be different because you are mapping an external port to an external one

hope it helps

Regards
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by:jdana
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AmmarR,

Great advice!  I've configured RDP on my server to look for an off-port number (not 3389).  Can I do the same with SQL Server?  (In other words, configure it to listen to something other than 1433.)

J
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Thanks again.
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