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Disable named pipes with T-SQL

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';


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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"

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The reg entries are what it should look like afterwards.

Any ideas?
Microsoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008

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Jim P.

8/22/2022 - Mon
Aaron Shilo

Jim P.

We're going to be touching 50+ hosts. While powershell may be a great option, I barely have a light grasp of it. My other techs none really at all.

So I'm looking for a paste and execute T-SQL script that can be run from a query window. This is one portion of a several hundred lines of code.
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Are you sure that remoteconn isn't something out of Red Gate?

I can't find any references to it.
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Jim P.

That is exactly what I was looking for. Googling has everyone just saying ignore the NP. I have had nothing but headaches from them since the day I started doing SQL. Turning them off on five servers using the GUI is not a big deal. Doing it on 40-50+ is another animal.

I can usually build my own routines, but this one was just baffling me.

Thanks for the assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.