How to configure remote access and connect to a remote SQL Server

SQL Server Accept Remote Connections

Faq / May 26, 2021

Limitations and Restrictions

  • The remote access option only applies to servers that are added by using sp_addserver, and is included for backward compatibility.

Permissions

Execute permissions on sp_configure with no parameters or with only the first parameter are granted to all users by default. To execute sp_configure with both parameters to change a configuration option or to run the RECONFIGURE statement, a user must be granted the ALTER SETTINGS server-level permission. The ALTER SETTINGS permission is implicitly held by the sysadmin and serveradmin fixed server roles.

To configure the remote access option

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click a server and select Properties.
  2. Click the Connections node.
  3. Under Remote server connections, select or clear the Allow remote connections to this server check box.
  1. Connect to the Database Engine.
  2. From the Standard bar, click New Query.
  3. Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute. This example shows how to use sp_configure to set the value of the remote access option to 0.

EXEC sp_configure 'remote access', 0 ; GO RECONFIGURE ; GO

Source: docs.microsoft.com