troubleshooting Question

Disable named pipes with T-SQL

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Jim P.Flag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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We have multiple hosted clients with each in there own little domain. I'm trying to setup a single DB server to catch reporting from the remote servers. I have to do it via IP.  I want to disable named pipes on the servers when I'm adding the logging script to the individual SQL Servers. Using the configuration GUI is just plain slow.

This is what I have currently to change the "Protocols for <InstanceName>" and the associated registry key.
EXEC master.dbo.xp_instance_regwrite N'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE', N'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\Client\SNI9.0', 
                               N'ProtocolsSupported', N'REG_MULTI_SZ', N'sm tcp';

It is failing with  
Error executing xp_regwrite extended stored procedure: Registry Type Invalid

The other for SQL Native Client --> Client Protocols doesn't error, but the registry doesn't change either.
EXEC master.dbo.xp_instance_regwrite N'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE', 
                     N'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib\Np', 
                     N'Enabled', N'REG_DWORD', 0 ;
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib\Np]
"DisplayName"="Named Pipes"

The reg entries are what it should look like afterwards.

Any ideas?
Ryan McCauley
Senior Data Architect

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