troubleshooting Question

How do I assign a port number to a new SQL Instance

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008Windows Server 2008
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Good day,

I'm trying to assign a new port number to a new instance on a SQL 2008 box (using Windows 2008 R2).

I've followed some microsoft articles (lost the url now), but basically it entailed going into the SQL ServerConfiguration Manager, going to Network Configuration, Protocols for IAPROD, then updating all elements within TCP/IP with the new port number.

I have restarted the SQL Service, restarted the server, open the firewall, run a port scan on against the server, etc... and I can't see the new port number and can't access the new Instance.  

The only way to access it is via [serverName]\[instanceName], but some off the shelf applications we use can't handle the connection string in this manner.

Any ideas?
Kris
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