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isdd2000
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Hi Experts,

I have gone to windows firewall and applied an allow rule on inbound and outbound for port 1433. When I perform a netstat -an command that port is not shown as listening, when I try to connect to the server using another application that requires that port it is not connecting. It is a domain environment with an SBS2k11, WSS2K8 (SQL server), Linux server (cannot connect on port 1433). The SQL server and Linux server sit on the same vsphere server; the domain controller has its own dedicated hardware.

There is no firewall in-between however it cannot connect.

Look forward to reading your comments!
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sarasotamacIT Manager

Commented:
Try turning off the firewall briefly, and test the connection. That will narrow it down between firewall issue or something else.

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Commented:
Hi,

I am unable to turn off the domain firewall on the SQL server due to GPO however I did change the settings to "inbound connections that do not match a rule are allowed" and it still failed!

Will the firewall still need to be turned off or is this sufficient?

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Commented:
Thanks for your help, it is now working!
sarasotamacIT Manager

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Glad to help!