Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Changing from Dynamic to a Static Port for an SQL Server Named Instance

  1. Open SQL Server Configuration Manager

  2. Expand SQL Server Network Configuration

  3. Open ( Double-click ) on Protocols for

  4. If not enabled, change TCP/IP status to enabled ( Right-click and select Enable ). If already enabled, open TCP/IP ( Double-click )

  5. On TCP/IP Properties go to the IP Addresses, scroll down to IPAll. Change the value for TCP Dynamic Ports to blank, and the TCP port to the Static Port that is desired ( for example 1433 )

  6. Click Apply to make changes, and OK to close the window.

  7. Restart the SQL Server Services ( on SQL Server Configuration Manager, right click on SQL Server Services and click restart )

Note: Guide above is applicable to MS SQL Server 2008. Steps may vary depending on the version of MS SQL that you have.

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