VPN & MS SQL Server

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  • 11 years ago

    Hi ppl,


    This might be a sort of odd question. I just wanted to If i used Hamachi or another VPN software to network two computers through internet do u think the SQL Server service manager will pick up each others as server (providing they both have sql server installed).

     Just wanted to get it clarified. Theoritically i believe it should work but thought I might get some hints from the pros.

    If you can help me out that'll be great.


    Thanks a million in advance



  • 11 years ago

    This would certainly appear to be the case:


    Would be worth your while checking this out as well: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Secure_SQL_Server.html 


  • 11 years ago

    Hi joe, Thank you very much for the info. It seems like MS SQL 2005 is the best option. Which one would u recommend? 2000 or 2005? Seems like you cant use nt authentication to log in.


    Thank you very much for pointin me in the righ direction



  • 11 years ago

    Go with 2005.

    I think MS may be planning to 'disengage' from 2000 soon (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2852)... so unless there's a strong enough reason to stay with 2000 (licencing perhaps), I see no reason to stay there. My 2c's worth Indifferent


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