Client Protocols - Named Pipes Properties (Protocol Tab)

In Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager use the Protocol tab on the Named Pipes Properties dialog box to view or modify the description of default pipe. To connect to a different pipe, type the pipe in the Default Pipe box. For more information about connection strings, see Creating a Valid Connection String Using Named Pipes.


  • Default Pipe
    Specifies the default pipe the Named Pipes Net-library will use to attempt to connect to the target instance of SQL Server. By default, SQL Server listens on: \\.\pipe\sql\query

    To connect to the default pipe, enter sql\query

  • Enabled
    Possible values are Yes and No.

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