Unable to see remote SQL database during Platespin installation

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  • 02-Apr-2010
  • 25-Jul-2017


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This article explains how to allow the Portability Suite installation to detect remote SQL databases.


To allow for the use of a remote SQL database, the database must accept both local and remote connections. Follow the steps below to allow for remote connections to your SQL database.

1. Go to Microsoft Sql Server 2005 -> Configuration Tool -> Sql Server surface area configuration
2. Expand Database Engine tree view item
3. Select Remote Connections
4. Select Local and Remote connection option
5. Click Apply button
6. Restart SQL server 2005 and SQL Server Browser services.