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config manager- Named pipes disabled

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1)in the below screenshot, is the
SQL Server Network Config &
SQL Native Client 10.0 configuration
referring to 64 bits?

2)SQL Server Network Config->Protocols for MSSQLSERVER has Named Pipes disabled- does it have potential to cause trouble or is this not important?
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Named pipes is just another method for clients to communicate with SQL Server.  If all of your clients are connecting via TCP/IP(which I imagine that they are), there is no need for named pipes.

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if you use TCPIP exclusively it doesn't realy matter however as client protocol named pipes are enabled you may want to enable it at server level as well:

Choosing a Network Protocol
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187892.aspx
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By the way, here is an article discussing named pipes vs TCP/IP.  It's SQL 2000, but I believe it still applies.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa178138%28SQL.80%29.aspx

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good to know..
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