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From Prajwal Muralidhara <Prajwal.Muralidh...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Network Connecton Error
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:01:38 GMT
hi Scott,
> It sounds like you have the setup correct. Are you still getting the error?
Yes Scott, I'm still getting the error..
> If I followed the setup correctly you have SQL server installed on a virtual
> machine with the Stocktrader application on the host machine.
No, I have isolated all my applications from host. I have all my 
necessary softwares installed in the guest: MSSQL, Server Management, 
Stocktrader Application, Glassfish server all are in guest(XP) OS. If I 
need any files from host, I open a shared folder from host and map a 
network drive in guest. This is done as soon as my vmware starts. Should 
I undo this?is the n/w connection , between guest and host, causing the 


>  If this is the
> case you can try connecting to the SQL server from the virtual machine to
> help narrow down the possible causes of the error. 
> If you installed SQL Server Management studio you can open it and from the
> login dialog box choose a server type of "Database Engine", choose or enter
> your server in the server name field (I use "localhost\SQLExpress), choose
> "SQL Server Authentication" for the authentication type, enter sa for the
> login, and enter the password. Then click on the options button at the
> bottom right of the dialog. From the connection properties tab change the
> network protocol to TCP/IP. If you can click the connect button and connect
> to the server then you know that TCP/IP is configured correctly on the SQL
> server and the problem most likely is with the firewall/DNS/configuration
> settings. 
> If you didn't install SQL Server Management studio you can use the command
> line tool SQLCMD. To do that open a command prompt. In my installation
> SQLCMD is in the path but if it is not on your machine you will need to
> change to the c:\program files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn
> directory. You can type sqlcmd -? for the full syntax but the following
> command line should let you connect to test.
> Sqlcmd -U sa -P <sa password> -S <server name>
> There is no way with sqlcmd to force a particular protocol for connecting
> but if you use something like\SQLExpress for the machine name it
> should use TCP/IP.
> Scott Golightly 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prajwal.Muralidhara@Sun.COM [mailto:Prajwal.Muralidhara@Sun.COM] 
> Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 12:15 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Network Connecton Error
> hi Scott,
> I have enabled TCP/IP connection in MSSQL. I also added 1433 port to my 
> firewall. I have installed MSSQL in sa mode, with a password(I guess its 
> called SQL Authentication mode??). Should i reinstall it with default 
> options??
> Prajwal
> Scott Golightly wrote:
>> Prajwal,
>> You may need to enable TCP/IP on the SQL Server. This is based on SQL 
>> Server 2008 Express running on Windows Server 2008 but from what I 
>> remember of XP the steps are the same.
>> To enable TCP/IP from the start menu go to start -> All Programs -> 
>> Microsoft SQL Server 2008 -> SQL Server Configuration Manger.
>> In the left pane choose SQL Server Network Configuration -> Protocols 
>> for <SQL Server Instance Name>. By default Shared Memory is the only 
>> protocol enabled. Right click on TCP/IP in the right pane and choose 
>> enable.
>> You will have to restart your SQL Server (You can do this by selecting 
>> SQL Server Services in the left hand panel and right click on the SQL 
>> server instance then choose restart from the menu).
>> Scott Golightly

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