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How can I connect to my MSSQL database remotely?

To connect to your MSSQL database remotely, please use a client that is capable of communicating with our MSSQL 2008 server on the TCP protocol. A free client is provided by Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=08e52ac2-1d62-45f6-9a4a-4b76a8564a2b&displaylang=en

We recommend using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (link above) as many other tutorials and knowledgebase articles are written around supporting this free client by Microsoft. Only the 2008 version will be able to connect to our MSSQL servers. If you have the 2005 version, please upgrade. The 2008 client is backwards compatible with 2005 servers so you will still be able to connect to your MSSQL 2005 servers with the 2008 version.

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