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  • Cannot Connect to my VPS SQL Server Instance

    Greetings All,

    I logged into my VPS, started SQL Enterprise Manager and create a new database. I then created a new login with what I think are the appropriate rights to access that database.

    I then tried to connect to the machine with Sybase PowerDesigner so that I can generate a database design.

    NO GOOD.

    The default firewall shows that port 1433 is open.

    But I get errors '01000' stating that I cannot connect.

    I changed the sa password and cannot connect as sa either.

    I actually added a new rule in the firewall to allow connections on 1433, but I still get the same stupid error (or maybe I am stupid).

    Can someone at kindly suggest why I may not be able to connect to the database? If the port is open in the default firewall settings, I should not be getting an 01000 'Cannot Connect' error. I should be getting an error related to the credentials.