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We are having web application connecting to sql server, we are having unstable connection to server , Some times we are able to connect and some times we get below error message for port 1051

"A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 10060)"

can you please suggest


What I have tried:

we tried enabling disabling firewall, adding exception for port in antivirus but no luck. Is there any other settings or installation issue

An intermittent problem like that is usually either a bad network connection between the client (your web server) and the SQL server


You've exhausted the connection pool on the client or a limit on the SQL server, possibly because you're not closing connections after you're done with them.


You've got a performance problem with the SQL Server and it can't get around to responding to new connections in time.

From what you've posted, it's impossible to give you a specific answer as to what's wrong. This is going to take more troubleshooting from you.

What I can tell you is that this kind of problem never had a chance of being an antivirus or firewall problem.
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Go to All Programs >> Microsoft SQL Server >> Client Network Utility >> changed the protocol TCP/IP to 1433 or setup an odbc connection
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