Quick Windows Server 2008 R2 – SQL Server Firewall setup

Setting up SQL Server 2012 I received the same warning I have always received when setting up a SQL instance on a new Windows server:

SQL Setup Support Rules – Firewall Warning

So I executed my handy Windows Server Firewall batch file for SQL to set up the default ports on the Firewall, which executed successfully, but I noticed the following warning during execution:

Warning – netsh firewall is deprecated

After a quick check I updated the file with the new correct script options (I have left the original script lines in, just commented them out for reference:

@echo =========  SSRS Ports  ===================
@echo Enabling SQLServer default instance port 1433
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 1433 "SQLServer" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQLServer" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=1433

@echo Enabling Dedicated Admin Connection port 1434
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 1434 "SQL Admin Connection" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQL Admin Connection" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=1434

@echo Enabling conventional SQL Server Service Broker port 4022  
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 4022 "SQL Service Broker" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQL Service Broker" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=4022

@echo Enabling Transact-SQL Debugger/RPC port 135 
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 135 "SQL Debugger/RPC" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQL Debugger/RPC" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=135

@echo =========  SSAS Ports  ==============
@echo Enabling SSAS Default Instance port 2383
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 2383 "Analysis Services" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Analysis Services" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=2383

@echo Enabling SQL Server Browser Service port 2382
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 2382 "SQL Browser" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQL Browser" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=2382

@echo =========  Misc Applications  ==============
@echo Enabling HTTP port 80 
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 80 "HTTP" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="HTTP" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=80

@echo Enabling SSL port 443
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening TCP 443 "SSL" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SSL" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=443

@echo Enabling port for SQL Server Browser Service 'Browse' Button
REM Deprecated: netsh firewall set portopening UDP 1434 "SQL Browser" 
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SQL Browse" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=1434

@echo Allowing multicast broadcast response on UDP (Browser Service Enumerations OK)
REM Deprecated:netsh firewall set multicastbroadcastresponse ENABLE
netsh advfirewall set currentprofile settings unicastresponsetomulticast enable

@echo Complete, Check your results.


You can download this as a Windows batch file here: [download id=”5″]

Hope it make your future installs easier.

Tested on:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 while installing SQL Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 while installing SQL Server 2008 R2






Note: This script is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied – use of this script is at your own risk.

JavaScript / XML based Country, State Selection Script

JavaScript Country Selection listUPDATE 26 January 2009: Fixed the XML file load Bug that was affecting Chrome and Safari

Making use of my XML based Country and State/Province file I have put together a small script to populate two drop down lists with the complete Country and the selected countries Province or State list.

The code is ALL client-side based, so it will suffer from browsers without JavaScript enabled, but it is a very fast and light weight script to use if you want to quickly add a Country and State selection box to your registration forms. This script does not require any database to function.

Demo page

Continue reading

Country Selection list with State and Province selections

[UPDATE] Comments are closed on this topic – Should you spot any mistakes or if I have missed a province/state – please email me at michael [at] darwinshome [dot] za [dot] net

Country State XML exampleI have been looking all over the Internet for an AJAX or similar dynamic drop down tool for Country and Province/State selection (You select a country from a drop down list and the country/state drop down selection automatically populates with that countries list of provinces or states)

The good news is I found various versions, from ASP.NET controls, to simple JavaScript files, but the catch was that although I had the tool, the tool, didn’t have all the counties of the world, never mind their respective states or provinces.

So after much trawling, and searching, I have a complete world country list (including Antarctica) with their respective states and I have placed them all together into an XML file for ease of development use:

– [download#4] - [29.3 KB ZIP file]

Please leave a comment should any errors exist in the file, from broken XML, to incorrect spelling, to having a province not listed, I will fix it if it checks out.

Hope it helps.

[EDIT1 11/03/2008] – Removed Yugoslavia. Changed “Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of” to “Macedonia”. Added Serbia and Montenagro, with states. Thank you omBRE for pointing out my error on the NoBox Media blog.

[EDIT2 24/04/2008] – Corrected spelling of Antarctica (Thanks Ryan) and updated the “Regions” in New Zealand (Thanks David for pointing that out over on the NoBox Media blog).

[EDIT2 08/05/2008] – Corrected spelling of Czech Republic, Thanks Tim.

License and Copyright:
The country and province names in the file are public domain.
XML file in its current format is licensed to Michael John Grove under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 South Africa License.