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I have a staff who access SQL server 2008 r2 database by logging on to SQL server and then connecting to a database which is hosted at an external site, so when he connects to the database it connects to an external IP address of 111.67.x.x, and our internal IP address range is in 172.16.x.x.
Now when he tries to connect to the same database from his own machine, it doesnt let him log in by using the same server details.
i have logged on to router but i cant see any entry for this machine or for the SQL server....
On the SQL server when i do netstat i can see his computer Ip address connected via 1433....
so what should i do :-)

Thanks.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I'm confused.  Where can he connect remotely to this database, and where can he not connect to this database?

Is the database setup for tcpip access? Default setting is NO.  Is the remote site allowing port 1433 access and is it forwarded to the right machine? And is the remote machine firewall setup to allow port 1433 access?
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by:Leo
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If the user logs on to SQL server he can access the database, if the user tries to access the database from his machine, he cant access it...
the way the database has been setup, i am not sure about it, kindly let me know what to check?
i have checked on cisco router firewall, i didnt find any rule on that machine or SQL server or for port 1433...
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If the user logs on to SQL server he can access the database, WHERE IS HE WHEN HE CAN ACCESS IT? if the user tries to access the database from his machine, he cant access it...
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Are there any rules for the SQL Server at all? If that Server has a 1to1 Nat translation, it could be that the other side (111.67.X.X) is only accepting incoming connections from that server.
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The solution was on cisco router the ip address for that machine was changed, because all the computers get there IP addresses through DHCP, so the client restarted the machine, and the new IP address didnt had the rule in the router config.
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The solution was on cisco router the ip address for that machine was changed, because all the computers get there IP addresses through DHCP, so the client restarted the machine, and the new IP address didnt had the rule in the router config.
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