check if sql port is open

is there any other option other than telnet to see if sql server port is open to another server?
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markterryCommented:
netstat.
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markterryCommented:
run>cmd> netstat to see all open ports.
1433 = sql
or maybe you want this:
MS FIX IT
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25112Author Commented:
nertstat tells if the port is open, right?

i want to know if server a can access port 1433 on the sql server (let's call this serverb).. can you do that through netstat?
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
netstat need to be run on the server itslef
go for sqlcmd
or what is your problem with telnet? you don't want to install it (win7/2k8?)
pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
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25112Author Commented:
telnet can be installed by the windows admin only and he is not available for a few days..

1)you gave a link for: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Management Studio Express
how will that help to see if server a can access serverb's port 1433?

2)is pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient" a sqlcmd?
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
>how will that help to see if server a can access serverb's port 1433?
Install it on workstation/serverv and try to connect to server a.

>pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient" a sqlcmd?
this command install the telnet client on windows 7 & 2k8
but forget it if you don't have admin rights
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
but you may try/run telnet on an other machine...
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25112Author Commented:
C:\Users\jimwe>pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

C:\Users\jimwe>

did not give any errors.. but nothing else either..

but i tried it and not it works..thanks..
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25112Author Commented:
>>netstat need to be run on the server itslef

so how would you check from netstat

C:\Users\TPBAdmin>netstat

Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Look for :1433 (local address)
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C:\Users\leakim>netstat -na

Connexions actives

 Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
TCP    127.0.0.1:1433         0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING

C:\Users\leakim>

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tangchunfengCommented:
netstat -an|findstr 1433
or
telnet 192.168.1.2 1433
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25112Author Commented:
leakim971/tangchunfeng,

netstat will work only if the local machine is having SSMS installed and opened to a database, right?

with telnet, we will force it to listen and tell us if it can listen.


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25112Author Commented:

also can you help me to read
TCP    127.0.0.1:1433         0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING

is 1433 running on 127.0.0.1, and no one (0.0.0.0) is listening.
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Racim BOUDJAKDJIDatabase Architect - Dba - Data ScientistCommented:
Try SQLPing. It is a free utility that allows you to quickly evaluate your SQL Server instances surface of exposure:

http://www.sqlsecurity.com/Tools/FreeTools/tabid/65/Default.aspx

Hope this helps...
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25112Author Commented:
nice option..

thanks all.
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