Server Connectivity How-to Topics

This section contains step-by-step instructions for configuring Microsoft SQL Server to accept connections from network clients. SQL Server is installed with default settings suitable for the most common network configurations. Administrators can customize their network connectivity by enabling or disabling network protocols, and by changing the protocol properties.


To help troubleshoot connection issues, use the tutorial Getting Started with the Database Engine.

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