makepipe Utility


This utility has been deprecated in Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

The makepipe utility tests the integrity of the network Named Pipe services, in conjunction with readpipe.


            makepipe [/h] [/w] [/ppipe_name]


  • /h
    Displays usage information.
  • /w
    Specifies the wait time, in seconds, between read and write. The default is 0.
  • /p pipe_name
    Is the name of the pipe. The default pipe_name is abc.


This diagnostic utility checks to see if the named pipes are working. Use it (along with readpipe) if you cannot connect to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

The makepipe utility is not installed by SQL Server Setup. It can be found on the SQL Server compact disc.

See Also


readpipe Utility

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance