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Server 2008 rejects connection that Server 2003 accepts

Posted on 2014-04-09
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I have a connection string in a Visual Studio 2008 apps querying a Firebird SQL database.

It works perfectly when the target IP address is a Server 2003 machine.  The exact same connection string fails to connect when the target server is a Server 2008 machine.

The string is: <add name="connectme" connectionString="Server=nn.nn.nnn.nnn;database=d:\\support\\checkintest\\diary.gdb;userid=sysdba;password=masterkey" providerName="FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient"/>

I have tried disabling windows firewall
I have tried disabling Symantec endpoint protection firewall
I have added firewall rules to allow the source IP to be permitted to access the target server
I have added firewall rules to ensure that port 3050 for firebird is open on the public WAN

What could be the issue?
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Either sounds like an SMB v2.0 issue, which was introduced in 2008
http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-disable-smb-2-on-windows-vista-or-server-2008.htm
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Support for NTLM, which, as Microsoft likes to do, is disabled by default in 2008...
http://kb.cyberoam.com/default.asp?id=2384
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OK, self-solved.  The issue was to do with NAT port mapping. I had mapped port 3050 on IP address 1 through to the 2003 server, but forgotten to do the same on IP address 2 where the 2008 server lives.

Apologies for my stupidity!
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Thanks to colst for the suggestions, which I implemented, and which made me think further about what could be the problem.
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