Installed SQL2008 X64 on Win2k3 SP2 x64. Got a warning during install to check Windows firewall settings. I took a look at the settings, checked netstat. Everything appeared OK to me.

A few minutes later, i got a call from one of my admins. She could not establish a terminal services connection(TSC) to this server. She could no longer ping the server either. (She is VPNd in and was able to login just prior to the install). I am able to TSC from within the data center without a problem. wtf?

If I disable the Windows Firewall, she can connect. Is there some option somewhere to configure the windows firewall to distinguish between local addresses?

Frickin Bill Gates.