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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Unanswered: SQL Server Profiler with a VPN Connection

    Hi all,

    I am trying to access SQL Server Profiler while connected via a VPN. I am able to connect while I am physically on the network but when I connect via the VPN it gives me the following error:

    Cannot connect to

    Additional Information:

    Login timeout expired
    An error has occured while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections.
    Named Piped Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [53].

    I am able to access the database and browse tables/run queries/etc. But only when I try to create a trace I get the error. Does SQL Profiler act funny when going through a VPN?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    on the wrong server
    Provided Answers: 6
    vpn connections are just slower than being on the LAN. Can you remote desktop onto another machine on the network and use profiler from there. You can also script traces. There was a thread on this board yesterday about that.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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