Does anybody know the fix for this??? It happens to be about every 6 months and the only way I can seem to get it resolved is re-installing SQL Sever, Im on site however and this is not going to be possible. There has to be another way.. Does anybody have any insight on this? Just so you dont have to ask, yes my firewall is off and and SQL Server is running.



The TCP/IP connection to the host localhost, port 1433 has failed. Error: Connection timed out: connect. Please verify the connection properties and check that a SQL Server instance is running on the host and accepting TCP/IP connections at the port, and that no firewall is blocking TCP connections to the port.