I've been given a Virtual Machine and am running it using VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine.
The Virtual Machine is using Windows Server 2008 and contains a MS SQL Server 2008 database which I would like to access from my host.
I set up the guests network adapter to use the Bridged Adapter and created a Bridged to my Local Area Connection in my host.
I can ping the IP address of the guest from my host.
I can directly access the database on the guest machine.
Using Microsoft SQL Server Manager on my host I am trying to establish a connection to the virtual database, and this is where I'm stuck. I'm not even sure what server name to enter. Everything I try just ends up with a "cannot connect" error.
This networking stuff is a little over my head.
How do I connect to this database?