How do I configure the SQL Server Client connection protocol?

To connect to a remote MS SQL Server over the Internet using SQL clients (Enterprise Manager, Query Analyser,etc), you will need to use TCP/IP as you network library.  To enable TCP/IP as the connection protocol, follow the below steps :

  1. Open the Client Network Utility Configuration  (Start -> Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server -> Client Network Utility)
  2. Select the General Tab
  3. Make sure TCP/IP is on top of the list in the 'Enabled Protocols by order' box
  4. Click OK

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