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How to Specify port number for Server when connecting in SQL Management Studio ?

By default , the SQL Server listens to the port number 1433 and assume that if your server name is SENTHIL-LT and the database instance is SQLEXPRESS , you would specify the server name in SQL Management Studio as SENTHIL-LT\SQLEXPRESS.

If the SQL Server is configured to listen to a different port , for example 6262 .

How to Specify port number for Server when connecting in SQL Management Studio ?

You can add the comma in between the server and the port .

SENTHIL-LT\SQLEXPRESS , 6262

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