Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How do you specify a different port number in SQL Management Studio?

Specifying a port number on SSMS is pretty easy

Under the server name , specify the server(or ip)\instanceName, ( comma) port

eg: 10.10.10.151\SQL2008,1433

Another way is to setup an alias in Config Manager. Then simply type that alias name when you want to connect. This makes it much easier and is more prefereable when you have to manage several servers/instances and/or servers on multiple ports and/or multiple protocols. Give them friendly names and it becomes much easier to remember them.

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