i've got patch for the mssql at https://github.com/nebgor/moodle/tree/58c6c5cbbe3f43150e3de67f952e6074bcd74b00
Petr, if you could review that branch (cleaned up code later) that would be great.
the sqlsrv driver seem to find the db server fine on windows.. (or maybe i'm not configuring the mssql server 2008 on the same server correctly to run on another port , but the port change worked for external requests)
sorry wrong link to fix, here is the right one: https://github.com/nebgor/moodle/commit/58c6c5cbbe3f43150e3de67f952e6074bcd74b00
sorry, that wrong again.. i was after the branch diff summary which is : https://github.com/nebgor/moodle/compare/mistress...MDL-25595
Petr has reviewed anyway and i'll amend changes now.
Petr, updated fix in https://github.com/nebgor/moodle/commit/9cfa14675f1e235fb86486be7939142a66b48a39 .
thanks for the +1 Petr, thats been committed via cvs into head.