How do I connect to SQL Server on a port other than 1433?
Sometimes an added measure of security can be achieved by using ports other than the defaults for server software. SQL Server allows you to specify which port you want it to run on; the default is 1433. Provided you can access your SQL Server through TCP/IP, the following connection string should help you connect to a different port (this example uses port 1510 on the local machine):
Notice that the IP address and port number are separated by a comma, and that TCP/IP is 'forced' by adding network=DBMSSOCN. For more information on connection string formats, see Article #2126.
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