Create Windows Firewall rule on Windows Server

This section relates to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (R2) with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard or Express Edition. When you use this configuration, carry out the steps below to ensure that a connection between SafeGuard Enterprise Database and SafeGuard Management Center can be established.

  1. On the computer hosting the SQL Server instance, click Start, select Administrative Tools and then click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  2. From the navigation tree on the left, select Inbound Rules.
  3. Click Action from the menu bar, and then click New Rule. The New Inbound Rule Wizard is launched.
  4. On the Rule Type page, select Custom and click Next.
  5. On the Program page, select the program and services this rule should apply to, and then click Next.
  6. On the Protocol and Ports page, select TCP as Protocol type. For Local port, select Specific Ports and enter 1433. For Remote Port, select All Ports. Click Next.
  7. On the Scope page, you can specify that the rule applies only to network traffic to or from the IP addresses entered on this page. Configure as appropriate, and then click Next.
  8. On the Action page, select Allow the connection, and click Next.
  9. On the Profile page, select where to apply the rule, and click Next.
  10. On the Name page, type a name and description for your rule, and click Finish.