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SQL Server TCP 1433 not binding

Hi Experts!

I just installed a new SQL 2008 SP2 instance and for some reason the server isn't binding to port 1433. I just did a plain SQL default install... nothing out of the ordinary.

If I run a netstat I can see that every time I reset the "SQL Server (Instance)" service the port assigned to sqlservr.exe gets changed. I also verify this by checking the ERRORLOG from the SQL instance.

Any ideas on how to get this bind to work?

Many thanks!
1 Solution
SQL Server by default does not enable port 1433
it only enables named pipes
you have to manualy enable TCP comms on port 1433 from the server
Nico BontenbalCommented:
malkaj01Author Commented:
Thanks enachemc!

Finally managed to get it configured!

1) Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager
2) Under SQL Server "Network Configuration/Protocols for INSTANCE"
3) Enable TCP/IP
4) Configure IP sets with the desired configuration

Reset SQL Server INSTANCE service and you're good to go!

Nicobo: You're solution isn't valid for a SQL 2008 SP2 installation.

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