R2 Installation – Firewall Error Message

Well, I started my evaluation yesterday on SQL Server 2008 R2. The install went pretty smoothly on my Virtual Machine, with one minor irritation. I thoughtI would post it here in case you run into it.

As I started the process, the Installation Validation step found one issue. When I clicked on that, I got the following error message:

That's great, since I now know there was an issue, but there are two problems here. The first is that there is a link here that I can't click on. C'mon, guys, we can do better than that. Even worse, I can't select the text in the box to copy and paste it into my browser. Double-plus ungood.

Anyway, once I memorized the link and typed it in, I found out it was the Firewall settings. I had to enable ports 1433 and 1434 (my choice for both of those - only enable the ones you want) to allow the Instance and the Browser through. I could have waited until the end - the Installation doesn't really need the firewall to be open - but I stopped and took care of this right away. After that, the install progressed just fine and I'm now working through my process for evaluation.

Stay Tuned!

Comments (1)

  1. BuckWoody says:

    I’ve submitted this on connect.microsoft.com as a bug – you can "vote" on it by referencing this link:


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