In this very short video, I walk you through the step by step process of opening the 1433 firewall port for SQL Server. I am doing it because I am setting up a new System Center Operations manager server but the procedures would be the same for any other application that uses SQL Server for the database backend. Full Details on opening ports for SCOM can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/da-dk/library/cc540431(en-us).aspx
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To see other ports you may need to open for other parts of System Center Operations Manager visit http://technet.microsoft.com/da-dk/library/cc540431(en-us).aspx
For a step by step of installing SQL Server see How To Install SQL 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1
Thanks for this article. It has helped me to a great extent where I was scratching my heads to understand the root cause.