Unable to connect to remote SQL server in management studio


  • Hi z0802361,

    I understand you have tried many steps, but according to your description, this issue can occur due to the following factors:

    • SQL Server Browser Service is not running. We can start it by Start->All Program->Microsoft SQL Server-> Configuration Tools-> SQL Server Configuration Manager->SQL Server services->SQL Services Browser
    • SQL Server Remote connection is disabled. Please enable it refer to the following link.

    For the detail steps to troubleshoot this issue, please see:
    Steps to troubleshoot SQL connectivity issue:

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    Nicole Yu

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:18 AM

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