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CSS SQL Server Engineers

This is the official team Web Log for Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) SQL Support. Posts are provided by the CSS SQL Escalation Services
  • Blog Post: Timeouts when connecting to Named Instances

    When connecting to a SQL Named Instance, you may encounter a Timeout error when trying to connect to it if the client is Vista or Windows 2008 with the client Firewall enabled. This particular issue is only present if you are running the SQL 2008 Browser Service. The browser service is what allows...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, and the Windows Firewall

    Sounds like a movie title. No, it is actually a topic you need to know about if you plan to install SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008. Instead of me trying to explain the details I would rather you learn from the experts on this topic. A very good blog post has been created by...
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