I need a little help, I am new to SQL
I have setup replication between two sql 2005 servers internally on the same network
All works great replication was working well with all tables etc updating as they should
Now this is where the problem started, I needed to replicate this between two remote servers so I did just that, created the servers installed all service packs and lastest patched etc etc
I created a vpn to connect them both I put in the ip to resolve the name in the host file
And can now browse the servers between etc other via servername.domain.local this then executes the username and password box for windows.
Right the next stage was to setup replication I have configure servsql to be the publisher, I then went onto Chatsql to setup the subscription but everytime I go to do this I get the following error message:
TITLE: Connect to Server
Cannot connect to servsql.domain.local
SQL server replication requires the actual server name to make connection to the server.
Connections through a server alias, ip address or any other alternate name are not supported
Specify the actual server names, ServSQL (replication utilities )
I have google searched this problem and tried all user recommendations I've found.
- I have correctly forwarded ports on my router (e.g. I can access the remote desktop from remote places without problem)
- The Windows firewall is well configured, I have added ports 1433, 1434 and I've tried it even with windows firewall turned off.
- I have enabled all protocols needed and revised all setting concerning remote connections within configuration manager and surface configuration
Nothing has helped.