surface area config tool move tcp before named pipes

Using SQL Server Configuration Manager on the client computer, move TCP before named pipes in the protocol order list.
i saw this suggestion for a connection problem, but how to move tcp before named pipes in protocol order list?
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DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Depending on your Operating system, you can go into Network Connections in Control Panel (Win2k3) and click on Advanced menu and choose Advanced Settings.  You will then see a Provider Order Tab and that will let you move on or the other up.

This is for the Operating System order.
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> move TCP before named pipes in the protocol order list.

1. Open SQL Server Configuration Manager:
2. Expand SQL Native Client Configuation -> Client Protocols
3. Right Click TCP/IP and specify some order such that it is lesser than Named pipes to move it up.

Hope this helps.

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