Access SQL Server Configuration Manger of remote instances via Microsoft Management Console
You can connect to SQL Server Configuration Manager via Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to remotely manage SQL Server instances, which is especially useful when dealing with the instances deployed on Server Core. Before you connect it, you must deploy inbound rules to the Windows Firewall in the domain controller server, and then force member servers to apply the updated GPO. If the client is a script or a MMC snap-in, the sink is often Unsecapp.exe. Without deploying proper Windows Firewall rules, you might receive error message below when remotely connecting SQL Server Services in Computer Management:
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The RPC server is unavailable (0x800706BA).
To configure the specific Windows Firewall rule, please refer to the following steps:
1. Right-click Inbound Rules node in the target GPO, and click New Rule.
2. In the Rule Type step, choose Predefined, and choose Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
3. In Predefined Rules step, choose Windows Management Instrumentation (ASync-In).
For example, you are trying to remotely managing SQL Server Services of SQL-B via Computer Management in SQL-A; however, you encounter the issue described above, before you change any security settings in SQL-B, there are some basic ways could help you troubleshoot it:
1. Turn off Windows Firewall in SQL-B.
2. Turn off Windows Firewall in SQL-A.
3. Open Resource Monitor in SQL-B, switch to Network tab, open Computer Management in SQL-A and connect to SQL-B to check what processes, connections and ports are being using.
4. Open Resource Monitor in SQL-A, switch to Network tab, open Computer Management in SQL-A and connect to SQL-B to check what processes, connections and ports are being using.