A Network Related Or Instance Specific Error Occurred While Establishing A Connection To SQL Server

While trying to establish a connection to SQL Server via the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you can get this error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is […]
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How To Enable Remote Administration On Windows Server 2012 Core

After installing¬†Windows Server 2012 Core, the easiest way to setup the server is to remotely administer Server Core using the System Manager tool. However, by default this is blocked by the Windows Firewall, so you have to enable remote administration on Server Core before you can administer it. To enable remote administration on Windows Server […]
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IIS Website Only Works Locally On The Localhost Of The Server

Here’s a common IIS problem: You create a website, which works locally on the server, but not remotely from another computer. If an IIS website only works on the localhost, it’s likely that port 80 (or whichever port you are using to host the website on the local server) is blocked by the Windows Firewall. […]
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Unable To Connect To ShadowProtect License Server | Windows 8

If you are trying to connect to the ShadowProtect License Server service running on a Windows 8 PC, but are unable to connect, then you probably need to create a firewall exception for port 20248. To create a firewall port exception in Windows 8: 1. Go to the Control Panel (Charms bar – > Settings […]
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