I have inherited an 8.8 core (with a local DB) that will be going away eventually (merged into my v9 core). The issue we're encountering is that our support team can't seem to connect their consoles to the 8.8 core server successfully. They appear to successfully establish the initial connection to the core on port 445, but never attempt to open up the 1433 SQL connection to the core. The console eventually times out trying to connect to the database.
It works from the core server itself just fine. It may also matter that there are two seperate domains involved. V9 and the machine we're testing from are on domain A, the v8.8 core is on domain B.
We've tried various combinations of opening up firewalls (including opening them completely to the test machine) to no avail. I will grant that this absolutely feels firewall-ish, but if running wide open doesn't fix it I'm not sure where to go. In the past this issue was always caused by my db server not having an opening in its FW.
Just in case the 8.8 console and 9 console don't play well, this test machine is XP and ONLY has the 8.8 console installed. The appropriate SPs are installed.
An thoughts? I may well have been missing something obvious all along...