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Network Traffic caused by SQL Server 2000 ?

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I have an urgent question?..Last week I installed SQL Server 2000 in a Windows 2000 server. I started to have problems with my internet connection, it was down every hour. I checked my network with a tool and I discovered that my bandwidth had excessive network traffic, besides that, the internet was very slow.

I am sure that the SQL Server installation caused that, but I don't know why?

I stopped the SQL Services and everything was normal after that.

I need to restart SQL again, but I don't know what to configure to stop the network collisions and the traffic?

Can somebody help me?

Is it true that I have to deactivate Named Pipes protocol?

Thanks in advance!!!

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There are a lot of viruses that specifically target SQL Server.  If the sql server is open to the outside world you may be infected.  SQL server should be kept safely behind a firewall at all times.
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This sounds like Slammer. Have you downloaded the patch? Also, change your SA password. If SA password is blank, you are susceptible to slammer infection.
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http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_SQLP1434.A

Here is one of many links that will help you get rid of slammer
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Agree with the above--make sure you have SP3a installed (first SP that protects you from slammer) and do a thorough virus scan...
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by:modeza
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Thanks a lot!!!!!..I already downloaded service pack 3, and I will see if that helps..If I'm still have the problem I will let you know!!!
Thanks for your support!
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by:modeza
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I uploaded SQL server since yesterday with the service pack 3 and it is working fine....Thank all for your help.
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