Tag Archives: connection problems

  1. SQL Connectivity issues: A guided walk through

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    February 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    The SQL Tiger Team (t) has recently put out a guided walkthrough for SQL Connectivity issues. Announcement Walk Through If …
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  2. The default instance has a name

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    August 31, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The default instance actually has an instance name. It’s MSSQLSERVER. This is probably familiar to a lot of you but …
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  3. Connection options in SSMS

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    November 18, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    When connecting to a SQL Server instance in SSMS there are a fair number of options. Most DBAs I know …
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  4. What port is my instance listening on?

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    January 8, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I just had the interesting task of finding the port number that one of the instances I deal with is …
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  5. I can connect to my instance locally but not remotely

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    October 23, 2012 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again (today for example) I’ll get a call that one of our SQL Server instances is down.  …
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