No response from support for the entire time. Error message: com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: The TCP/IP connection to the host sxx.everleap.com, port 1433 has failed. Error: "The driver received an unexpected pre-login response. Verify the connection properties and check that an instance of SQL Server is running on the host and accepting TCP/IP connections at the port. This driver can be used only with SQL Server 2000 or later.". ClientConnectionId: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The xx have been added for security reasons. .