The free tools appear to use port 2383 for connecting to the sql servers/instances. Can I modify this to use a different port? I didn't see anything in the config files, xmls, or registry, for ports. I can RDP to the servers, so I know I can communicate to them. Below is my error message.
Message: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond #.#.#.#:2383
Have you tried what is suggested in the forum post "How to specify the static port when connecting to a SQL Server instance?"