Request for Feedback: SQL Express remote connections configuration RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello Everyone,

    The SQL Express team is considering making some chages to the UI for configuring remote connections and I'd like to get feedback from people who have had to configure this setting.

    Configuring SSE to accept remote connections can be accomplished in either the Surface Area Configuration Tool (SAC) or the SQL Configuration Manager (SQLConfig). Once you've enabled remote connections, you may also have to turn on SQL Browser (for instance if you are running a Named Instance of SQL Express) and if you have a firewall running on your computer, you may have to create an Exception for both SQL Server and SQL Browser. Each of these is a separate action today.

    1. Would it be of help if we provided a link to documentation about configuring remote connections in SAC and SQLConfig? Is this enough?

    2. Should the SQL Browser be started when a user configures remote connections for a Named Instance of SSE?

    3. Should the SQL Browser be stopped when the last Named Instances of SQL Server is configured to disable remote connections.

    4. Should expections be added to the Windows Firewall automatically when remote connections are configured?

    Thank you for taking the time to join the discussion.


    Mike Wachal
    SQL Express Team

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:17 PM