Troubleshoot connection problems to Azure SQL Database

This article provides the troubleshooting steps that you can follow when you cannot connect to Microsoft Azure SQL Database. This article also includes the best practices to prevent request denials or connection terminations when you connect to Azure SQL Database.


You receive error messages when the connection to Azure SQL Database fails. The connection problems can be caused by the firewall settings, connection time-out, or incorrect login information. Additionally, if the maximum limit on some Azure SQL Database resources is reached, you cannot connect to Azure SQL Database. Follow the troubleshooter in the "Resolution" section to resolve the connection problems.


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Article ID: 2980233 - Last Review: 24 Sep 2014 - Revision: 1