Category: Windows Networking Features
IPSEC settings for the client
After setting up the SQL Server ready for encrypted connections, it’s time to do the same for the clients. This is basically the same process that we already did at the server end, but let’s go through it once more. Instead of inbound firewall rule, we’ll create an outbound rule (surprise!) and connection security rule.
IPSEC settings for the SQL Server
To set up IPSEC for a box running SQL Server starts with a simple step, by turning on your Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, if it’s not on already (which it definitely should be!). After that you need to create two rules for your firewall. First the inbound rule, which allows the clients to connect…
Introduction to IPSEC with SQL Server.
Just a small update here. This topic has been for the last 6 years, every year, in top 5 of most read posts in my site. I guess security never goes out of style! A first post of 2014 and it sure took me awhile to write it up. I was hoping to return to…
Using SSL with SQL Server
It has been couple weeks since my last post and as we’re going through the end of the year frenzy at the office, I find myself having little energy or time left after work to finish up my posts (I do have a couple of other posts waiting to be finished). I previously wrote about…
Securing SQL Server network traffic
A while back I had a request to encrypt communications between an instance of SQL Server and the clients connecting to it. I knew that SQL Server had the ability to use SSL to encrypt communications, so this all seemed simple enough to do. The easy way, however, didn’t work for me because of some…
Part 3: Setting up your SQL Server!
At the final part of my three-part series on how to set up your own test environment into Azure, we’re joining our SQL Server into Active Directory and downloading a database to use for testing.
TCP Chimney Offload and RSS issues with SQL Server.
I was migrating some old databases (I’ll write some more about this later) couple nights back to new database server and while that went mostly alright, things were not looking so good in the morning. I was driving on a highway, taking my daughter to daycare when the phone rang. I did recognize the number…