I've made the configuration to allow remote connections to SQL Server 2012, however I still cannot connect to it from a VMware Workstation Guest (using both NAT and Bridge).

I can ping the host machine from the guest VM when using NAT (the same is not true for bridge config).

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Be sure that the SQL Server IP address is listed in the IP Addresses page in TCP/IP protocol properties ( You can access it from SQL Server Configuration Manager )

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Also be sure to restart SQL Server service after you do changes.

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    On top, make sure the firewall on the host is configured to let the traffic pass. This is not done automatically.
    – TomTom
    Jul 18, 2013 at 7:02

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