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Error Setting Up ODBC Connection

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I have a new SQL 2012 install and I'm trying to setup an ODBC connection to it. I am unable to connect to it on a number of PCs so I don't believe it's PC related. I type in the data source and server name and enter the sa credentials and then it tells me that the SQL server does not exist or access denied. I can ping the SQL server successfully so I know I have a connection to it, I'm just not sure what's blocking it. Any suggestions?
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Eric C earned 2000 total points
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two things to check:

1. make sure sql server is configured to allow remote connections (in SSMS, right-click on the server and go to properties, then click on 'connections')

2. make sure the appropriate ports (1433, possibly others) are open on the firewall
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by:itgolfer
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Thank you, Eric. I allowed 1433 on the server's Windows firewall and I'm now able to setup the ODBC connection.
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